Phoenix Rescue Mission employee sentenced 3.5 years after stealing identities of homeless

Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 19:57:06-04

A former Phoenix Rescue Mission employee has been sentenced to three and a half years behind bars for stealing social security benefits.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Friday Sergio Solorzano pled guilty to Attempted Fraud Scheme, Theft, and Taking the Identity of Another.

Solorzano stole multiple identities from homeless victims that were living in the Phoenix Rescue Mission between January 2013 to October 2015.

He has been ordered to pay restitution to the victims amounting to over $61,000.

PRM is a non-profit organization offering services to homeless men and women. Solorzano had worked at the mission since 2002 where he had access to personal information of the residents.

After his release, Solorzano will also serve two probation terms.