CVS pharmacy clerk busted over theft of patient data

Lauren Mascarenhas reports:

The California State Board of Pharmacy has suspended the license of a pharmacy technician accused of stealing data regarding 100 patients, which was used for identity theft.

The board is also seeking to revoke the license of Nicole Yvonne Flores, who worked at CVS on Saturn Boulevard in San Diego, near Imperial Beach.

Flores worked at the CVS from 2008 to 2015. A Secret Service raid of Flores’ apartment last month uncovered patient records, authorities say.

According to the accusation brought before the board, CVS staff interviewed Flores on June 10, upon learning of the patient records. Flores told staff she had printed patient information when processing prescriptions at the drop-off counter, later taking the information home. Flores said she took a couple profiles at a time, between May 2013 and April 2015.

Flores said that she provided the patient information to her property manager, who then used the information to fraudulently obtain credit and credit cards.

Read more on the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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