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Culture of Theft

August 26, 2011 permalink

When prospective foster parents applied in Houston, CPS staffer Andrea Daniels stole their identity so her accomplice could get money with their names. At least she didn't steal their children.



Former CPS worker sentenced in ID theft case

Andrea Daniels and Phillip Moore

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A former employee with Children's Protective Services has been sentenced to prison for her part in an identity theft scheme.

Andrea Daniels, 45, was convicted of the charges of fraudulent use and possession of identifiable information. Prosecutors say from November 2009 through April 2010, Daniels stole private information from the applications of dozens of foster and adoptive family applications, then sold the information from at least 70 applicants to an accomplice.

That male accomplice, Phillip Moore, then used the information to get fake drivers' licenses and open credit card accounts.

Daniels was sentenced Friday afternoon to 30 years in prison.

Source: KTRK-TV/DT Houston