Monday, December 15, 2014

Hospital Insider Stole Patient IDs for Tax Fraud

A lab technician at an Alabama hospital has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in an identity theft tax refund fraud scheme.

The US Attorney's office said the technician, along with other people, stole patients' medical records which contained personal identification information (PII). He used the PII to file over 100 fradulent tax returns.

"[He]stole patient medical records, which included personal identification information." - US Attorney's Office
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Sources:
(a) Flowers Hospital ID thief gets two years in prison - www.DothanEagle.com, 12/12/2014

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