Michigan medical practice owner convicted of aggravated identity theft

An owner of three medical practices was convicted of aggravated identity theft for placing the name and address of another man with the same name in legal documents to avoid a settlement payment.

Hassan Kamal Fayad, of Dearborn, Mich., sold outstanding medical and transportation invoices to an investment firm in Texas. After Mr. Fayad allegedly failed to pay the appropriate payments to the firm, the firm sued him in civil court for damages, according to a Jan. 22 news release from the Justice Department.

In a settlement document where he agreed to pay more than $6.3 million to the firm, along with other documents, Mr. Fayad used the name of another Michigan resident with the same name but different address. This caused the garnishment of all funds from the person's account.

A sentencing date has not yet been set. 

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