Reportedly, this case involves a corrupt hospital employee who was selling records but who has not yet been charged. Two others related to this case have been convicted; one has been sentenced and the other is awaiting sentencing.
"The judge was horrified at the fraud, which was part of a wave of identity theft tax refund fraud that washed over the Tampa area the last few years."Unfortunately this is not the first insider breach at the Tampa veterans hospital. Last year an employee as well as two volunteers stole veterans' identities for tax fraud schemes. Healthcare organizations can proactively detect identity thefts, before the police arrive, by utilizing low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
- Sun Coast News
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