Two women charged with ID theft at cancer center

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)

Two women have been charged with identity theft for allegedly stealing personal information and mail from patients at a breast cancer center in Alameda County.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/18tOi2u) 37-year-old Salina Soriano and 36-year-old Regina Kennedy were arrested earlier this month at a Santa Clara hotel after authorities say the used a fraudulent credit card to book a room.

The two women are accused of using the personal information of at least 15 patients at an Alta Bates Summit Medical Center breast cancer facility and more than 100 others from several Bay Area counties. Authorities said they collected the information via stolen mail, notebooks and ledgers.

Soriano and Kennedy have pleaded not guilty to a variety of identity theft charges. If convicted, they each face up to eight years in jail.

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