Counselor for North Haven Substance Abuse Center Stole Patient Identify for Cable, Internet: Police - NBC Connecticut

Counselor for North Haven Substance Abuse Center Stole Patient Identify for Cable, Internet: Police

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    Counselor for North Haven Substance Abuse Center Stole Patient's ID

    Police have arrested an employee of a substance use disorder treatment center in North Haven who is accused of stealing patients’ identities to get services like cable and internet.

    (Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019)

    Police have arrested an employee of a substance use disorder treatment center in North Haven who is accused of stealing patients’ identities to get services like cable and internet.

    North Haven police arrested 39-year-old Kimberly Telford, of New Haven, who they said was a counselor at an outpatient center.

    She is accused of using access to patient and client information to open a fraudulent account to obtain services such as cable and internet under a patient’s name.

    Police said she confessed to doing this to more than one person at the center and additional warrants are being prepared.

    Telford was charged with identity theft, criminal impersonation and larceny and was released after posting a $35,000 bond.

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