LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Riverside woman was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for stealing dozens of elderly patients’ private information at a Long Beach convalescent facility.
U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real also ordered Bridgette Jackson, 45, to three years of supervised release after she gets out of prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.READ MORE: Double Jeopardy Claim Leads To Indefinite Hold On Retrial In Michael Avenatti Case
In January, a federal jury convicted Jackson of possessing and conspiring to possess more than 15 identities, as well as aggravated identity theft.READ MORE: IATSE Hollywood Workers Inch Closer To Strike, United Auto Workers Walk Out
According to testimony, an employee at the now-closed Hillcrest Care Center provided Jackson with patient files. Jackson then used that information to help others file false tax returns in the names of the patients and keep the refunds for themselves.
Officers recovered more than 50 Hillcrest medical records, along with almost 70 other identity profiles from Jackson’s home. They also seized more than 50 prepaid debit cards that did not belong to her.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Arrested In 2019 Murder Of Jeffrey Cheng; Body Found In Trunk Of Car Parked In Stanton
In a separate case, Jackson pleaded guilty last year in Riverside federal court to conspiring to commit credit card fraud and faces up to five years incarceration when she is sentenced March 28.