Alabama Department of Public Health notifies individuals whose personal info possibly stolen
The Alabama Department of Public Health says it is in the process of notifying individuals whose personal information may have been stolen and advising possible victims of alleged fraud to report incidences of identity theft.
ADPH released a statement saying it was informed on June 5, 2014 that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division that they were prosecuting a case of theft involving personal information. The info was apparently stolen for use in the filing of fraudulent 2011 and 2012 tax returns.
Read more on WAFF.
What’s not clear to me is why if Mitchell was indicted back in February for her role in stealing patient info at Fort Benning hospital, ADPH is first notifying people now. I’ve sent an inquiry to ADPH and will update this post if I get a response.
ADPH’s press release on the incident is available on their site (pdf). Additional information for victims or those who think they may be victims of the scheme can be found in this statement on ADPH’s website. (pdf)