A former U.S. Army contractor identified as Fredrick Brown got sentenced to 12.5 years months in prison.
He admitted to having played an important role in a conspiracy that targeted thousands of U.S. service members and veterans causing millions of dollars in losses.
According to a 14-count indictment unsealed in August 2019, Fredrick Brown was one of five fraudsters charged with carrying out an identity theft and fraud scheme that targeted “service members (active duty, reserve component, and National Guard) and veterans, their dependents, and civilians employed by the Department of Defense.”
Brown pled guilty in October 2019, admitting that between July 2014 and September 2015, he took personal identifying information (PII) from thousands of service personnel, including “their names, social security numbers, DOD ID numbers, dates of birth, and contact information.”
He gathered the PII by taking photos of his screen while being logged into his Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application account.
The theft of personally identifiable information can significantly harm our military service members, veterans and their families.
This sentencing resulted from the coordinated actions of the DCIS, Cyber Field Office, and our partner agencies, which included the full support of the U.S. Postal