Mr. Fullerton's job was to assist mental patients find work but he has been accused of taking their identity information from hospital computers and then filing fraudulent tax returns.
"Fullwood obtained patients' information by illegally using computers at the Pembroke Pines psychiatric hospital to steal the identities of people who were admitted for treatment." - SunSentinelIt is unclear if the hospital knew about the identity thefts or if they first learned about the patient privacy breach from federal law enforcement. Healthcare organizations can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services to proactively detect theft of patients' private information.
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(a) Psychiatric patients' IDs stolen by hospital worker, feds say - Sun-Sentinel, 06/11/2013