Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dental Receptionist Accused of Stealing Over 250 Patient IDs

The Manhattan district attorney indicted 5 people involved in an identity theft ring.

A dental receptionist allegedly stole the personally identifiable information (PII) of hundreds of patients and then shared it with others in the ring who purchased Apple gift cards.

"all it takes is single insider at a company – in this instance, allegedly, a receptionist in a dentists’ office – to set an identity theft ring in motion."
- Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr.
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Sources:
(a) NYC: Dental Receptionist Accused of Stealing Personal Identifying Information of More Than 250 Patients - www.PHIprivacy.net, 02/05/2015

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