A Queens woman pleaded guilty to making $11,000 in purchases on credit cards belonging to three patients at a New York Jewish nursing home.
A UJA-Federation of New York employee was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court to six to 18 years in prison for stealing and selling personal information of donors, the New York Post reported yesterday. Tracey Nelson, 25, who had worked as a clerk for the organization for three years, was part of a $2 million identity theft operation that targeted banks and a car dealership, in addition to the Federation.
A worker at UJA-Federation in New York allegedly led a $2 million identity theft ring that targeted top donors to the charitable organization.
Elderly Holocaust survivors, many of whom require financial assistance for daily living expenses, now have another worry to contend with: identity theft. It seems that a worker in charge of protecting survivors’ interests was willing to steal their personal information in order to make a quick buck.