Monday, August 3, 2015

Hospital Employee Stole Patient IDs for Tax Fraud Conspiracy

A hospital employee who stole patient identities, including Social Security numbers, and then used them to file fraudulent tax returns was among four people sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit fraud and identity theft, according to the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. Over 1,100 fraudulent tax returns were filed between January 2011 and February 2013 and $1,107,802 in refunds were obtained from the IRS.
"[She] was employed at [the hospital] during the time of the conspiracy."
- US Attorney, Middle District Georgia
It is unclear how the identity thefts were discovered. Healthcare organizations seeking to proactively detect identity theft and privacy data breaches can utilize low-cost on-demand SaaS analytics services.
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Sources:
(a) Four Sentenced For Filing Over 1100 Fraudulent Tax Returns In South Georgia - www.DataBreaches.et, 08/01/2015

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