Former nurse sentenced for ID theft, bank fraud,
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.