Hospital worker stole identities of dying California patients in COVID scam, feds say

Helen Wegner reports:

A hospital employee is accused of sharing patient identities with scammers who then fraudulently tried to obtain their COVID-19 unemployment benefits, according to court documents unsealed this week.

Matthew Lombardo worked at the Scripps Health hospital in San Diego as a patient service representative where he obtained and verified patient information, including health insurance, name, age, date of birth and employment, the federal complaint stated.

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