ALBANY, N.Y. – Two people, who were accused of stealing identities of multiple patients at a local hospital and opening fraudulent credit card accounts, have pleaded guilty to their charges.
According to District Attorney P. David Soares, Emmett Woods, 25, and Suzette Guzman-Moore, 45, pleaded guilty to their charges this month.
On Monday, Woods pleaded guilty to one count of scheme to defraud in the first, a felony, one count of identity theft in the second, a felony, and one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second, a felony.
On June 6, Guzman-Moore pleaded guilty to three counts of identity theft in the second, all felonies, and one count of scheme to defraud in the first, a felony.
Between May 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014, Guzman-Moore, unlawfully stole the identities of several patients who were being treated at Albany Medical Center, where the woman was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
After Guzman-Moore stole the identities of the patients, she and her boyfriend, Woods, then applied for multiple credit cards and made purchases throughout the Capital Region using the stolen identities.
Guzman-Moore faces up to five to 15 years when she is sentenced on July 24. In addition, she must surrender her nursing license.
Woods faces seven and a half to 15 years in State Prison when sentenced on August 25.
Both defendants remain in custody at the Albany County Correctional Facility to await sentencing.