Former Olmsted County Worker Sentenced For ID Theft
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A former Olmsted County employee charged with using private personal information of other workers to take money from their bank accounts has been sentenced.
Felony identity theft charges were filed last year against 31-year-old Kanong Vang, who now has a Holmen, Wisconsin address.
The charges were based on incidents that occurred during a two-week span in 2018.
In one incident, Vang was accused of withdrawing $8,000 from two accounts at Mayo Credit Union. Another case involved a $1300 withdrawal from a Wells Fargo account. She was also charged with stealing a wallet from an employee room at St. Marys Hospital. A police investigator used surveillance video to verify Vang’s husband Shoua Yang was involved in one of the thefts.
The investigator learned Vang used her job while working for Olmsted County to obtain banking and driver’s license information from three of the victims.
Vang and her husband pleaded guilty. Vang has been placed on probation for 10 years while her husband was sentenced to 5 years probation. Vang was ordered to pay more than $13,000 restitution to the victims. Her husband is responsible for $5,000 of that amount.