Ca: Hospital clerk pleads guilty to stealing, selling patient records

An update from Marco Chown Oved on the Rouge Valley Hospital insider breach reported last year:

A former Rouge Valley Hospital clerk has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of patient records and selling them to financial brokers over the course of more than a decade.

Shaida Bandali, 61, who worked at Rouge Valley from 1995-2014, accessed confidential maternity ward records, including the names and contact information of mothers as well as the names and birthdates of their babies, and sold them for between $1 and $2.75 each to salespeople of Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs), according to an agreed statement of facts read out in court Monday.

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