CVS employee accused of using stolen credit card numbers for online purchases

CVS employee accused of using stolen credit card numbers for online purchases

LOWELL, Mass. — A Lowell man has been arrested after allegedly committing 20 acts of identity fraud.

Bounhange Tang, 22, was working as a pharmacy tech at the drive through window of the CVS on Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua when he allegedly took pictures of credit cards from 20 different customers.

Police said Tang would then look up the customers’ addresses in the CVS computer system and use the credit card numbers to order items online and resell them.

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The alleged theft happened between June 2016 and December 2016, while Tang was a student at UMass Lowell working at the CVS.

"UMass Lowell police worked collaboratively with Nashua police on this matter. While we cannot comment on individual cases, any student accused of a crime is also subject to discipline under the UMass Lowell student code of conduct," a statement from the university said.

Tang is now facing 20 counts of identity fraud; each count carries up to 15 years in prison. His bail was set at $50,000.

CVS sent FOX25 the following statement:

The security of our customers' information is our highest priority and we have stringent policies and procedures in place to protect patient privacy.  We will conduct a full internal investigation into this matter.  Mr. Tang has not worked at CVS since mid March. His alleged activities do not reflect the values and the commitment to customer service of our store colleagues. We apologize to customers affected by this, and we will conduct the appropriate follow up with them when the authorities share their information with us.