A past Social Security official has pleaded guilty to identity theft.
Randolph Hurst, West Warwick resident, used the Social Security database to take more than $160,000 of a Coventry's man's stock investments.
Hurst pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft, tax evasion, transportation of stolen securities, and other charges.
Hurst was the assistant district manager for the Social Security Administration in Warwick.
He used the database there to find personal information such as birth date and a Social Security number.
On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha stated that the 50-year-old entered his plea on October 9th.
Hurst is looking at a fine around $1.4 million at his sentencing on January 10 and up to 45 years in federal prison.
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