A man who stored hundreds of real and forged documents, drug paraphernalia, cell phones and video cameras in a self-storage unit in Denver returns to court this month to face charges of identity theft, forgery and theft of medical records. Paul Simmons, 46, was allegedly using the materials to create fake drivers' licenses, Social Security cards and checks. His stash was discovered in January when he failed to pay his self-storage rent and his goods were auctioned.
Simmons denies any involvement in the identity-theft operation, but Dawn Philbin, a 51-year-old hospital worker, claims Simmons pressured her to steal documents from San Anthony Central, where she worked for five years. She also has pleaded not guilty to identity theft, though she admitted to taking the hospital records and giving them to Simmons.
Simmons returns to court on May 15. Philbin has a depositions motions hearing on June 22 in Denver District Court.
Source: 9 News Denver/ KUSA TV, Hospital worker pleads not guilty in theft of patient records