Two medical office assistants were charged with violations of HIPAA laws for stealing patient identification information. If convicted each face a maximum statutory term of ten (10) years’ imprisonment for the HIPAA violations.Moreover, the two medical office assistants were charged, along with 10 others, with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, access device fraud and identity theft
The stolen personal identification information (PII) was used to deplete the victim's bank accounts and incur credit card charges as high as $128,000 in one case.
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(a) Medical office assistants and broward school board employee among twelve charged in bank fraud and identity theft ring - The United States Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Florida, April 5, 2011