Trafficking in Stolen Identities Arrest

Investigators executed a search warrant yesterday afternoon in the 100 block of Radford Circle in reference to an Identity Theft investigation that began in May.

Investigators have arrested and charged 40 year old Malika Shanta Oliver, of Radford Circle, with Trafficking in Stolen Identities.

The investigation, which is in its early stages, has revealed that Oliver was working with a company by the name of MedAssist which specializes in assisting medical patients with insurance eligibility. MedAssist had a contract with the Southeast Alabama Medical Center until January 2017. As part of her employment, Oliver had access to a large volume of patient demographics. Investigators have recovered evidence that Oliver was illegally using patient information to open multiple lines of credit.

At this time we have identified multiple victims from the evidence recovered. Every person that we know has been compromised will be contacted by an Investigator. Anyone that believes they may be a victim of this data breach is strongly encouraged to obtain a credit report to ensure their information has not been used.

The Southeast Alabama Medical Center is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Oliver will be transferred to the Houston County Jail and bond will be set at a later today.

All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.