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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Fraudsters Who Stole Protected Health Information to Fund Spending Spree Plead Guilty

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Texas, December 7, 2020

Criminals Used Ill-Gotten Proceeds to Purchase SUVs, Off-Road Vehicles, and Jet Skis; Co-Conspirator Faces Additional Charges

SHERMAN, Texas – Two individuals have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain information from a protected computer in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox today.

Demetrius Cervantes, 46, of McKinney, Texas, and Amanda Lowry, 40, of Sherman, Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain information from a protected computer on Dec. 3, 2020,  before U.S. Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak.  Their co-conspirator, Lydia Henslee, 29, of Denison, Texas, faces additional charges.

Cervantes, Lowry, and Henslee, were named in a federal indictment on Sept. 11, 2019.  The defendants were each charged with conspiracy to obtain information from a protected computer and conspiracy to unlawfully possess and use a means of identification.

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