Indictments and Sentencing in Medical Identity Theft Cases
June 24, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System
A New York City hospital employee has been indicted for allegedly stealing the personal information of as many as 12,000 patients, states a June 19, 2015, press release from the New York County District Attorney's Office. According to the press release, the employee's role gave her access to patients' names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and other personal information, which she allegedly sold to another individual for as little as $3 per record from 2012 to 2013. This individual then distributed the information to other identity thieves, who allegedly used it to purchase goods worth thousands of dollars through the use of store credit and gift cards. In total, eight individuals are being indicted on various charges related to the scheme, which is estimated to have caused more than $50,000 in fraud.