CO: Nurse accused of stealing identities of hospital patients
Kyle Clark reports:
A nurse who worked at five or more hospitals in the Denver area faces 90 felony charges in a wide-ranging identity theft investigation, 9Wants to Know investigators have learned.
Prosecutors suspect a registered nurse working at several hospitals through a nurse staffing agencies improperly accessed patient files to steal Social Security numbers and other sensitive information, and opened credit cards in patients’ names to make purchases.
Cannon Tubb, 30, who recently lived in Denver, was arrested on a fugitive warrant in his native state of Texas on May 31.
Adams County prosecutors have filed 90 charges including attempted theft, identity theft and theft of medical records. The charges are tied to Tubb’s work at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton and St. Anthony North in Westminster, a Centura Health-owned facility. Tubb also worked at two additional Centura hospitals, St. Anthony Central in Denver and Porter Adventist Hospital in Englewood. Court documents indicate Boulder Police are also investigating Tubb, but a police spokeswoman declined to say which hospital is involved.
Tubb worked for a now-defunct nurse staffing agency that placed him at different hospitals in the area.
Read more on 9News. There are reportedly over 220 patients being notified by Platte and Centura.