TX: Former Methodist Healthcare employee sentenced to more than 10 years; stole patient info for unemployment benefits

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Apr 242015
 

Guillermo Contreras reports on a case I don’t recall seeing before: A judge sentenced a former Methodist Healthcare worker to more than 10 years in federal prison Thursday for stealing patient identities and using the information to claim unemployment benefits. […]

NJ: Tax preparer sentenced for selling clients’ personal information

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Apr 242015
 

Isaac Avilucea reports: Two-faced is the way a county prosecutor described city tax worker Lee Roberts II, who sold Mercer County residents’ personal information to a convicted felon and “known fraudster” turned cooperating witness for $200 in 2011. “He had […]

At long last, Congress passes law to strip Social Security numbers from Medicare cards

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Apr 202015
 

Robert Pear reports that although the federal government already prohibits private insurers using Social Security numbers on insurance cards when they provide benefits under contract with Medicare, Medicare itself has continued to issue new Medicare cards with Social Security numbers imprinted on them. And […]