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RICHMOND, Va. -- A West End nurse used her position at Commonwealth Primary Care (CPC) to steal personal identifying information (PII) of hundreds of patients. Capri M. Williams, 25, of Richmond, used that information to open credit card accounts and steal money.

Williams pleaded guilty to identity theft and bank fraud charges Friday in U.S. District Court.

"In February 2015 Williams was employed as a licensed practical nurse by CPC, and had access to PII of patients at CPC," her plea agreement read. "On Feb. 11, 2015, Williams accessed the PII of a patient who had received care at CPC. That same day, Williams used [the patient's] name, date of birth, and Social Security number to apply for a credit card with Citibank."

The application was approved.

"Williams eventually used the account to issue a balance transfer check made out to her for $4,500. After receiving the check she deposited it into an account in her name. The total loss amount of Williams’ conduct is at least $34,906.15," the plea agreement continued.

Williams could be ordered to repay the money she stole when she is sentenced September 15. She also faces prison time.

Commonwealth Primary Care, Inc. operates several doctors offices around Richmond. Williams worked at the Glen Forest location on Glenside Drive.

As for the patients whose identities may have been stolen, the company notified them and offered free credit monitoring.

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