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Man stole vet ID to get married, have surgery

The Associated Press reports: A Colorado man is accused of stealing an Army veteran’s identity and using it for 24 years to get married, obtain free medical treatment and even serve as president of a VFW post. Mark Mulcahy, 46, faces felony charges of identity theft, forgery and criminal impersonation. He was being held...

Five Dollars Buys Man Hundreds of Private Medical Records

Medical records are supposed to be between a person and their doctor, but a Maryland man suddenly found himself the owner of hundreds of patients’ most private information. Inside a unit at the Fort Knox storage facility, there’s a potential gold mine of information, including boxes of people’s medical records. On man unwittingly bought...

Medical notes sent to Buckingham Palace

Seen at EveningStar 24: AN NHS worker in Norfolk has become embroiled in a serious security breach after sending a patient’s medical records to Buckingham Palace by mistake. Highly confidential information was sent to the royal residence after the female member of staff typed in the wrong email address instead of sending it to...

PA: ID thief sentenced to county prison

Michael P. Rellahan writes on DailyLocal.com: A Chester County judge on Tuesday “reluctantly” agreed to sentence a former Chester County Hospital employee to a term in county prison for stealing the identities of dozens of former patients and using them to order items over the Internet. Judge James P. MacElree II peppered the prosecutor...