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Jun
28

Woman pleads guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft

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A Baltimore woman pleaded guilty June 22 to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft after facing charges she stole the personal identifying information of residents and employees at assisted living facilities where she was employed and used that information to open fraudulent accounts, according to a press release from the U.S Department of Justice.

According to the plea agreement, for five years, Phyllis Wilson, 39:

  • Used her positions at four assisted living facilities in the Baltimore area to steal credit cards, checkbooks, personnel records, and other documents with personal identifying information (such as names, addresses, and Social Security numbers) of patients and employees
  • Used the information to open new, fraudulent accounts in the names of the victims, and to take over existing accounts of the victims for her own benefit without intending to pay for the purchases

Wilson faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison for bank fraud, and a mandatory sentence of two years in prison, consecutive to any other sentence imposed.

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