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Nurse, boyfriend, plead guilty to identity theft charges

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 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.


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