A federal judge sentenced Salita St. Simon to two years in prison for the identity thefts and she was ordered to pay $19,000 in restitution.
"St. Simon stole identifying information of 1,858 people, which was used by others to obtain fraudulent federal tax refunds."It is unclear in this case who discovered the identity thefts. Rather than learn of identity thefts from law enforcement, healthcare organizations can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services for proactive detection.
- US District Court, Southern District of Florida
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(a) Former Palm Beach County Health Department employee sentenced in data theft for tax refund fraud scheme - www.PHIprivacy.net, 05/18/2014