PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Sherman pistillate was sentenced Thursday, July 22, to 2-and-a-half years successful national situation for stealing and selling protected wellness information.
Amanda Lowry, 40, pleaded blameworthy connected Dec. 4, 2020, to conspiracy to get accusation from a protected computer.
“Today’s condemnation is different illustration of the Eastern District’s committedness to vigorously defending protected wellness accusation and prosecuting those who exploit specified accusation for their idiosyncratic gain,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei. “The defendant’s actions not lone compromised victims’ delicate information, exposing them to fraudulent schemes; but, besides yet resulted successful unnecessary costs to national healthcare programs.”
According to accusation presented successful court, Lowry, Demetrius Cervantes, and Lydia Henslee were named successful a national indictment connected Sept. 11, 2019 charging them with conspiracy to get accusation from a protected machine and conspiracy to unlawfully person and usage a means of identification.
They are alleged to person breached a wellness attraction provider’s physics wellness grounds strategy successful bid to bargain protected wellness accusation and personally identifiable accusation belonging to patients.
This stolen accusation was past “repackaged” successful the signifier of mendacious and fraudulent doc orders and subsequently sold to durable aesculapian instrumentality providers and contractors.
The defendants obtained much than $1.4 cardinal successful proceeds from the merchantability of the stolen information.
The defendants past utilized those proceeds to acquisition items specified arsenic athletics inferior vehicles, off-road vehicles, and pitchy skis.
Cervantes was sentenced to 48 months successful national situation connected July 8, 2021.
Henslee pleaded blameworthy connected March 25, 2021.
Her sentencing day has not been set.
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