For­mer nurse sen­tenced for ID theft, bank fraud,

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RICHMOND — Capri M. Wil­liams, 26, of Richmond, was sen­tenced Jan­uary 5 to three years in prison for iden­tity theft and bank fraud crimes re­lated to her steal­ing per­sonal iden­ti­fy­ing in­for­ma­tion of hun­dreds of pa­tients while em­ployed at Com­mon­wealth Pri­mary Care, Inc., in Richmond.

Wil­liams was also sen­tenced to three years of su­per­vised re­lease and or­dered to pay $34,906.15 in resti­tu­tion to the vic­tims of her crimes.

Wil­liams pleaded guilty on June 24, 2016. Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment of facts filed with the plea agree­ment, in Fe­bru­ary 2015, Wil­liams was em­ployed as a li­censed prac­ti­cal nurse by CPC, and had ac­cess to the per­sonal in­for­ma­tion of pa­tients at CPC.

On Feb. 11, 2015, Wil­liams ac­cessed a pa­tient’s per­sonal in­for­ma­tion who had re­ceived care at CPC. That same day, Wil­liams used the pa­tient’s name, date of birth, and So­cial Se­cu­rity num­ber to ap­ply for a credit card with Citibank. The ap­pli­ca­tion was ap­proved and Wil­liams even­tu­ally used the ac­count to is­sue a bal­ance trans­fer check made out to her for $4,500. Af­ter re­ceiv­ing the check, she de­posited it into an ac­count in her name.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. At­tor­ney for the Eastern District of Vir­ginia; and Ter­rence P. McKe­own, In­spec­tor in Charge of the Wash­ing­ton Divi­sion of the U.S. Postal In­spec­tion Ser­vice, made the an­nounce­ment af­ter sen­tenc­ing by Se­nior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne. As­sis­tant U.S. At­tor­neys Heather H. Mans­field and David V. Har­bach, II pros­e­cuted the case.

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