Florida man found guilty in Santa Rosa identity theft case
Kris Wernowsky reports in the Pensacola News Journal:
A former Santa Rosa Medical Center nurse took the stand Thursday and admitted that he stole a patientâ€™s identity and used it to get thousands of dollars to purchase vehicles.
â€œItâ€™s wrong, what I did,â€ Gary Lamar Holt said during his testimony. â€œI didnâ€™t mean to hurt anybody.â€
A six-person Santa Rosa County jury found Holt, 37, of Milton, guilty of illegal use of personal identification information for profit of more than $50,000 after deliberating for less than an hour Thursday evening.[…]
Medical records of Gary Lamar Holt and the similarly named victim, Gary Lee Holt, were intertwined due to a clerical error in the Santa Rosa Medical Centerâ€™s computer system.
When Gary Lamar Holt tried to accessed his own medical records â€“ an act that on its own violated hospital and federal privacy rules — he found Gary Lee Holtâ€™s personal information instead.
Full story in the Pensacola News Journal