Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hospital Janitor Violates Patient Privacy for Identity Theft

A hospital janitor has pleaded guilty to wrongfully disclosing protected patient information for personal gain.

Federal prosecutors accused the janitor of stealing patients’ names, social security numbers, dates of birth and other personal information.

The janitor allegedly passed the stolen identities to his girlfriend who used them to open accounts under the patients’ names and buy a television, a ring and other merchandise.

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(a) 2 plead guilty to misusing stolen patient data - WBRZ, 1/6/2012

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