FL: Medical files in Port St. Lucie trash bin could have led to ID fraud, police say
Will Greenlee reports:
Police on Tuesday turned up medical files containing information that could be used to commit identity theft in a trash bin near University Medical Clinics, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
Police determined the files, which contained information including patient names, Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses, had been discarded from University Medical Clinics in the 1800 block of Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard, said Officer Tom Nichols, police spokesman.
A man identified by Nichols as a high ranking official with the company indicated an employee had thrown the files way.[…]
Dr. Samuel Sadow, CEO of University Medical Clinics, said Wednesday he didn’t think any patient information had been compromised.
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