Former Jackson Health employee charged in 24k ID theft scheme: 4 things to know

Federal investigators charged more than 100 individuals, including a former secretary at Miami-based Jackson Health System, for fraudulent schemes that allegedly compromised tens of thousands of Floridians' personal information, Miami Herald reports.  

The "most prolific" of the alleged identity thieves revealed Tuesday was Evelina Reid, a hospital unit secretary at Jackson Health System since 2005.

Here are four facts to know about the case.

1. Federal investigators accused Ms. Reid of playing a central role in a scheme that stole more than 24,000 patient records from JHS and used the information to file fraudulent tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service.

2. A grand jury indicted Ms. Reid for 14 counts of computer fraud, identity theft and possession of patients' personal information earlier this month.

3. JHS officials suspended Ms. Reid in February 2016 on suspicion of stealing patient information from the hospital system since 2012. Hospital officials estimated Ms. Reid accessed and stole patient information between 2012 and 2016.

4. Ms. Reid faces possibly decades of years in prison if convicted.

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