All too often, it's an inside job. All to often, it's the most vulnerable who are targeted. In this case, a nurse has been convicted of stealing the identity of a patient to obtain credit:
AP Wire | 02/17/2005 | Former nurse pleads guilty to identity theft:
"ST. LOUIS - A former nurse at a St. Louis suburban hospital has pleaded guilty to using patient information to obtain credit, U.S. Attorney James Martin said Thursday.
Doris Odebunmi, 53, of St. Louis pleaded guilty to misusing a Social Security number, and faces up to five years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000. She is required to make restitution. She'll be sentenced on June 8...."