Atlanta, Georgia 2020-11-07 09:20:20 –
ST. Petersburg, Florida (CW44 News At 10) – If you have recently visited a healthcare facility in St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay area, authorities are asking you to check your account for fraud. The proposal came after the arrest of a healthcare professional who was found to be using a patient’s credit card illegally.
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The St. Petersburg Police Station arrested Juan Carlos Collins on Thursday, November 5, 2020, with one illegal possession of personally identifiable information of another person, two unauthorized use of personally identifiable information, and five unauthorized use of personal information. I was charged with the crime. Identification information for individuals over the age of 60. All fees are felony and additional fees may be added as the investigation progresses.
Collins worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital (12 7th Ave N) and AFC Urgent Care (2241 66th St.) in St. Pete, where he accessed the patient’s personal belongings. We then used the information we collected to make purchases at Lyft, Uber, AT & T, Macy’s, Macys.com and Belk.com. According to previous investigations, he started this in May 2020 and continued until the day he was arrested. The case is still very active as victims are looking into their accounts for fraudulent charges.
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Investigators believe that there may be more victims who are not yet aware. Collins is known to work in other medical facilities in Tampa Bay. In some cases, researchers believe that Collins took a photo / copied patient card for later use. Just because you have a credit card doesn’t mean you haven’t been harmed.
Collins has been arrested, but the detective wants to encourage visitors to St. Pete’s medical facility to check their accounts for fraud. If you find a charge for an item / service or new credit line that you did not create, please call the police non-emergency line (727-893-7780).
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