Women Charged With Stealing Mail, Info From Breast Cancer Patients

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|  Thursday, Nov 14, 2013  |  Updated 6:56 AM PDT
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DA: Women Steal Mail, Info From Breast Cancer Patients

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland

Two women have been charged with identity theft for allegedly stealing personal information and mail from patients at a breast cancer center in Alameda County.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday that  37-year-old Salina Soriano and 36-year-old Regina Kennedy were arrested on Nov. 5 at the Avatar Hotel in Santa Clara after they allegedly used a fraudulent credit card to book a room.
 
The two women are accused of using the personal information of at least 15 patients at an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center breast cancer facility and more than 100 others from several Bay Area counties. Authorities said they collected the information via stolen mail, notebooks and ledgers.
 
Soriano and Kennedy have pleaded not guilty to a variety of identity theft charges. If convicted, they each face up to eight years in jail.

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