WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP, abc24.com) — An employee of the Social Security Administration in West Memphis has pleaded guilty to selling confidential information she obtained at work.
Leeanna Brooke Morgan pleaded guilty to one charge of illegally transferring someone's date of birth and mother's maiden name for the purpose of misusing a Social Security number.
Prosecutors claim she texted the information to a man who allegedly used it to commit financial identity fraud.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Morgan will be sentenced at a later date, though she faces up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 under federal law.
Prosecutors say Morgan worked as a service representative at the Social Security office, where she processed applications for new and replacement Social Security cards.