Hollywood Medical Assistant Pleads Guilty To Identity Theft

CBS reports:

A Hollywood medical assistant has pleaded guilty to two identity theft charges.

La Toya Yvette Tillman, 33, used her position at Gastroenterology Consultants in Hollywood to access the Memorial Healthcare System database through her computer at work to steal patient identities, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers, so that she could sell them, according to court documents.

Investigators say Tillman sold an individual approximately 2,000 identities for $1 each, and the individual told her that he used the identities to file fraudulent tax returns. In addition, in her car when she was arrested, Tillman had a list of 114 identities, including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers.

Read more on CBS Miami.

This appears to be related to a previously reported breach, but MHS did not respond to an inquiry from PHIprivacy.net asking it to confirm whether it was this breach or the one reported here.  I suspect it’s the latter, but it would be nice to get confirmation and to find out why, if it was this case, they reported over 102,000 when the employee copped to slightly over 2,000.

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