Broward School Board Employee in ID Theft Scheme: Feds

Worker accused of stealing personal information of teachers

A Broward School Board employee was among 12 people charged in a massive identity theft and bank fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Jasmin Rembert, a worker in the teacher certification department, allegedly stole personal identifying information, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, of numerous teachers in the databases and sold the information.

Her job gave Rembert access to sensitive personal identification information from teacher certification databases.

Rembert and eight others were arrested and appeared in Federal court Tuesday. They were all charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft.

Three suspects, 21-year-old Bianca Cook, 24-year-old Eloise Sermons and 30-year-old Demarcus Hough, remain at large.

The feds say Rembert sold the information to Hough in exchange for payment.

Two office assistants at separate medical offices in Coral Springs and Fort Lauderdale were among those charged in the alleged scheme.

Authorities say the stolen personal information was used by the alleged organizer of the operation, 28-year-old Courtney Gissendanner, to add some of the defendants as "authorized users" on the victims' credit card and bank accounts.

In many cases bank accounts were drained and credit cards charged to the max, as much as $128,000 in one case.

Rembert is facing as much as 35 years behind bars if found guilty.

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