Identity Theft

CNA's father gets 7-year sentence in nursing home identity theft case

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A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a tax fraud that victimized nursing home residents and involved his daughter, a certified nursing assistant, federal and state authorities recently announced.

Former CNA gets 16-year prison sentence for stealing nursing home residents' identities

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Three former nursing home aides are facing prison time for stealing residents' identities and conning the government, state and federal authorities announced Thursday.

Woman gets 27-year prison sentence for stealing nursing home residents' identities

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A Georgia woman is facing 27 years behind bars for using the identities of nursing home residents to obtain fraudulent income tax refunds, the U.S. District Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia announced Thursday.

Man used false identity to work at nursing home for 6 years, authorities charge

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A man used a false identity to gain employment at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility where he worked for six years, authorities in Tennessee have charged.

FTC delays enforcement of 'red flags' rule until next year

FTC delays enforcement of 'red flags' rule until next year

The Federal Trade Commission has moved the compliance deadline for its "red flags" rule to Jan 1, 2011. It was set to take effect on Tuesday.

Medical groups challenge 'red flags' rule in U.S. court

A number of medical groups filed a lawsuit in a Washington D.C. court Friday seeking exemption from the Federal Trade Commission's rule regarding identity theft regulations.

State privacy laws could be slowing electronic medical record adoption

The call for widespread adoption of electronic medical records has prompted some states to pass stringent privacy laws to protect their residents against fraud or identity theft. But a new analysis finds these laws seem to significantly diminish the effectiveness of the new technology.