Former Manager of Two Skagit County Dialysis Clinics Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft
From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Washington:
Seattle – A former Washington State resident who now resides in Texas was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 30 months in prison for Aggravated Identity Theft and Bank Fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Jeanne Ang Rather, 51, was indicted in May 2021 for stealing the personally identifying information of at least ten people who worked under her at dialysis clinics. Between September 2019 and March 2020, she used the information to fraudulently open credit accounts and charge expenses for her family. She also stole and deposited checks from the clinics into her own bank accounts. U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour ordered Rather to be on three years of supervised release following the prison sentence.
According to records filed in the case, Rather was the manager of two dialysis clinics in Skagit County. In addition to stealing the identities of her subordinates, she stole 20 checks from insurance companies written to one of the clinics and deposited the checks into her personal bank accounts. She defrauded the clinic of $98,511 and ran up credit card charges that defrauded a bank of $106,089 for a total loss amount of more than $204,000. In her plea agreement in February 2022, Rather agreed to make full restitution to the bank and clinic.
The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (SSA-OIG).
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sok Tea Jiang and Yunah Chung.