Dominican man sentenced in New York for identity theft scam
Santo Domingo.- A Dominican man living in New York and head of an identity theft ring that used information stolen from 12,000 Montefiore Medical Center patients pleaded guilty to the scam.
Fernando Salazar, 28, was the crew’s ringleader and admitted he stole at least US$50,000 worth of items from Barneys using stolen financial information of 250 of the patients he allegedly got from an ex-employee of the hospital, who was also charged.
According to press reports, Salazar will get three and a half to seven years in jail in exchange for his plea to grand larceny and unlawful possession of personal information.
Patricia Charles, Lawrence Davenport-Brown, Charde Lawrence, Ashly Garrett, Sascha Rivera and Crystal White also face charges including grand larceny, possession of a forged instrument, identity theft, unlawful possession of personal identification information and related counts.