8 Indicted in Identity Thefts of Patients at Montefiore Medical Center
Liam Stack reports:
A Montefiore Medical Center employee and seven others were indicted on Friday on charges of stealing the personal information of as many as 12,000 hospital patients and using it to make purchases at luxury stores, the Manhattan district attorney said.
Officials said Monique Walker, 32, an assistant clerk at the hospital, allegedly stole personal information, including names, birth dates and Social Security numbers, from thousands of patients. She printed patients’ records on a near daily basis between 2012 and 2013, the authorities said, and then sold them to one of her co-defendants for as little as $3 each.
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