Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Insider at Physician Practice Charged with Fraud for Selling Patient Identities

A Michigan woman, employed by a physician practice, allegedly stole patient billing records and sold them to a co-defendant.

The woman was promised $100 per billing record which contained the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients, which could be used to steal identities.

"A woman who worked in a doctor's office...has been charged with fraud for allegedly giving out personal information of patients."
- Federal Complaint, US District Court for Eastern Michigan
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Sources:
(a) Woman charged with fraud for allegedly releasing personal patient information - www.ClickOnDetroit.com, 08/06/2014

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