AL: Man unknowingly 'buys' medical records

Hannah Mask reports:

When Athens native Bobby Roberts placed a bid of more than $1,000 for the contents of a delinquent storage unit in Florence, he said he thought he was buying medical equipment and maybe old office files.

But on Sept. 10, when he opened the 20 or so boxes in the unit at Climate Guard Self Storage on Florence Boulevard, he discovered the boxes were filled with personal medical records from a diagnostic imaging center. Some of the records were from as recently as 2009, while others dated to 2002.

Included on those records were not just medical details but patients’ Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, insurance information and driver’s licenses.

Read more on Times Daily. The report does not mention the name of the diagnostic imaging center.

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