Worker charged in New York City hospital file thefts
New York Times, April 14, 2008
A patient admissions representative at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center was charged in federal court in Manhattan with stealing nearly 50,000 patient files and selling some of them. The worker had access to a patient information database, and the stolen documents included patients' names, phone numbers and Social Security numbers. The complaint does not indicate what, if anything, the stolen identities were used for, and hospital officials are attempting to contact patients whose records were stolen.
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