Hospital janitor and girlfriend charged with stealing patients' identities
Naomi Martin reports:
Federal prosecutors charged a Westwego couple Friday with stealing the identities of hospital patients to finance thousands of dollars’ worth of purchases, including an $800 diamond ring and a 42-inch plasma television, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Clyde Washington, 50, allegedly stole patient documents while employed as a janitor at a New Orleans hospital between Nov. 2008 and June 2009. The documents, intended to be shredded, contained confidential information such as patients’ names, social security numbers, home addresses, and dates of birth.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office did not reveal the name of the hospital in their press release, which is not yet available on their web site. No court filings are as yet available on PACER, either.