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Fri June 27, 2014
Some Alabamians Getting Notices about ID Thefts
The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced it is sending letters to individuals whose identities may have been taken from department records.
A department spokeswoman says patient records may have been used by a tax fraud operation in Alabama and Georgia. A federal grand jury in Montgomery has indicted 10 residents of both states. Federal prosecutors say more than $20 million in fraudulent tax returns were filed using identities stolen from various places, including the Fort Benning military hospital in Georgia, a credit card calling center in Georgia and Alabama's prison system.
The health department says anyone receiving a letter who suspects they were a victim should fill out a form in the letter and sent it with supporting documentation to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Montgomery.