Former Tufts Health Plan employee pleads guilty to data theft

An update to the breach previously noted in April. Now we know it was an insider breach. Priyanka Dayal McCluskey reports:

A former employee of Tufts Health Plan pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing thousands of patients’ personal information in a scheme to collect fraudulent Social Security benefits and tax refunds, authorities said.

The theft involved names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of more than 8,700 Tufts customers, according to the office of US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.

The former employee, Emeline Lubin, 27, will be sentenced Nov. 13.

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