Headland man faces aggravated ID theft charge

Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:20 pm

Updated: 10:23 pm, Fri Jul 4, 2014.

Headland man faces aggravated ID theft charge

A Headland man faces an aggravated identity theft charge after the federal government recently filed a felony criminal information complaint against him.

Federal court records show the criminal information complaint filed against 29-year-old Kamarian D. Millender alleges wire fraud along with aggravated identity theft.

The complaint alleged Millender used and possessed the name and Social Security number of another person used in the electronic filing of a false federal income tax return with the IRS, which fraudulently claimed a tax refund. The felony offense also allegedly happened on Feb. 12.

Court records show Dothan lawyer Dustin Fowler has been retained to represent Millender in court. Fowler said Dothan attorney, Stephen Etheredge, also represents Millender.

A class action lawsuit filed in federal court names a Kamarian Deshaun Millender as a former employee of Flowers Hospital who allegedly stole patient medical files.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in May claimed Millender and an unknown accomplice stole the personal identification information, along with personal health information for multiple people.

According to an earlier Eagle report, Flowers Hospital sent out letters on April 15 to possible victims of the information theft, warning them of the situation. According to the letter, back in February, the hospital discovered an employee in a lab took lab forms containing patients’ personal identification. The letter said the employee may have used the information to file bogus tax returns.

According to the letter, the employee has been fired. The files stolen from the hospital were taken between June 2013 and February 2014. Information stolen may have included names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and health plan policy numbers, as well as information about the lab tests, but not test results.

According to the lawsuit, filed by Dothan attorney Adam Jones in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Millender and an unknown accomplice took the records from an unsecure location in the hospital.

Deputies with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Millender earlier this year on Feb. 28 on a felony trafficking in stolen identities charge. He’s since posted his bail on that charge, which remains pending in state court.

If convicted of the class B felony of trafficking in stolen identities Millender faces two to 20 years in state prison.

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Friday, July 4, 2014 10:20 pm.

Updated: 10:23 pm.

Article source: http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/crime_court/article_5d1fee12-03f3-11e4-a6f8-001a4bcf6878.html

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