2 FL Medical Office Workers Face Fraud Charges

John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media , April 11, 2011

Sermons, Cook, and Hough remain at large.

Gissendanner was identified by prosecutors as the alleged ringleader. He would use the stolen information to illegally add himself and others as “authorized users” on the victims’ credit card and bank accounts. The defendants then used the stolen personal identification information to empty their bank accounts and run up credit card charges as high as $128,000 in one case.

Prosecutors said Rembert worked at the Broward County School Board in the teacher certification department, where she had access to – and allegedly stole and sold -- sensitive personal identification information from teacher certification databases.

If convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, the defendants each face a maximum statutory term of 30 years’ imprisonment. If convicted of conspiracy to commit access device and identity theft, the defendants each face a maximum statutory term of five years’ imprisonment. If convicted of the substantive counts of access device fraud, the defendants each face a maximum statutory term of 10 years’ imprisonment.


John Commins is a senior editor with HealthLeaders Media.

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