Man who stole Baptist Health patient information sentenced to prison

Brian Bandell reports:

A man who stole patient information from Baptist Health South Florida as part of a tax fraud scheme has been sentenced to prison.

Miami resident Cristobal Raul Puig was sentenced to 31 months in federal prison. He previously pleaded guilty to possessing 15 or more Social Security numbers of other people.

According to the charges, Puig illegally purchased patient information from an employee of West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He used their names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax returns.

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