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A local medical lab technician has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of stealing personal information from a patient and using it to apply for credit cards.
Sherice Joan Williams, 41, of North Las Vegas, faces one count of illegal use and disclosure of patient health information and one count of aggravated identity theft, according to federal prosecutors.
Williams, who pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, is alleged to have committed the identity theft between December and January while working at a Las Vegas pediatric cardiology practice.
“Persons who work in the health care industry have special access to personal identifying and medical information, and have a responsibility and duty to protect and not use that information for fraudulent purposes,” Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said Wednesday.
The case is being investigated by the FBI and Henderson Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Crane M. Pomerantz.