FL: Health department workers admit to stealing patient info
Following up on a breach related to tax refund fraud scheme, noted here in October.
Amy Pavuk reports:
Two now-former Department of Health employees have admitted in federal court that they illegally took private information on hundreds of patients, which was then used in a tax-return scheme.
The discovery and arrests of Shanterica Smith and Gerald Williams prompted the health department to send security-breach notices to roughly 2,000 patients in October.
Smith and Williams each pleaded guilty this month to a federal fraud charge, admitting they took names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of health department patients.
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