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Anne Arundel woman, 33, admits identity theft, fraud

Tyeesha Dixon reports on a case involving medical ID theft: An Anne Arundel County woman pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to fraud and identity theft after using a Garrett County woman’s credit cards and identification to buy jewelry and prescription painkillers in 11 states, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for...

Man Charged in ID Theft at NY Hospital

Verena Dobnick of the Associated Press reports: A man who worked in the admissions department at a prestigious Manhattan hospital has been charged with stealing and selling information on nearly 50,000 patients. Dwight McPherson, 38, a former worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was arrested Friday night, shortly after the hospital announced...

Safe stolen from St. Joseph Hospital facility

The Times-Standard reports: Officials at St. Joseph Health System – Humboldt County reported Friday that a safe was stolen from one of the system’s facilities on Wednesday night. The safe contained personal checks and police are conducting a thorough investigation, a press release stated. Full story – Times-Standard

Doctors got off lighter in UCLA snooping case

Charles Ornstein of the Los Angeles Times reports: When penalties were handed out for snooping in UCLA’s medical records, it paid to have an M.D. after your name. As a group, doctors at UCLA hospitals who wrongly peeked at the records of pop star Britney Spears got off lighter than other staffers, according to...