Rotech employee sentenced in identify theft

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

PLANT CITY, Fla. – Sharmekia Young, a former employee of Rotech Healthcare, was sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa and as reported in The Ledger. Young worked at Rotech’s Lakeland billing center, where she allegedly used her access to the provider’s secure databases to obtain the personal information of 957 people. The information was sold and used to create fake credit cards and Florida driver’s licenses. She conspired with another Rotech employee, Fontella James, who was sentenced in June to 32 months in prison.