PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Sherman lady was sentenced Thursday, July 22, to 2-and-a-half years in federal jail for stealing and promoting protected well being info.
Amanda Lowry, 40, pleaded responsible on Dec. 4, 2020, to conspiracy to acquire info from a protected pc.
“Immediately’s sentence is one other instance of the Japanese District’s dedication to vigorously defending protected well being info and prosecuting those that exploit such info for his or her private acquire,” mentioned Performing U.S. Lawyer Nicholas J. Ganjei. “The defendant’s actions not solely compromised victims’ delicate info, exposing them to fraudulent schemes; however, additionally finally resulted in pointless prices to federal healthcare applications.”
Based on info introduced in courtroom, Lowry, Demetrius Cervantes, and Lydia Henslee had been named in a federal indictment on Sept. 11, 2019 charging them with conspiracy to acquire info from a protected pc and conspiracy to unlawfully possess and use a method of identification.
They’re alleged to have breached a well being care supplier’s digital well being file system so as to steal protected well being info and personally identifiable info belonging to sufferers.
This stolen info was then “repackaged” within the type of false and fraudulent doctor orders and subsequently bought to sturdy medical gear suppliers and contractors.
The defendants obtained greater than $1.4 million in proceeds from the sale of the stolen info.
The defendants then used these proceeds to buy gadgets akin to sport utility autos, off-road autos, and jet skis.
Cervantes was sentenced to 48 months in federal jail on July 8, 2021.
Henslee pleaded responsible on March 25, 2021.
Her sentencing date has not been set.