MD: Employee at Good Samaritan Hospital pleads guilty to stealing patient info
Ian Duncan of the Baltimore Sun has an update on two of the defendants involved in a breach noted previously on this blog.
Two women pleaded guilty Friday to using stolen medical records to open or take over credit accounts at department stores and setting up a cottage industry selling fraudulently obtained goods.
Chanell Cole, 30, and Yolanda Welch, 39, are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Baltimore in April.
Until 2010 Cole, who is from Owings Mills, was the only employee of a rheumatologist at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and had access to the doctor’s files, which she abused to obtain the names addresses and social security numbers of patients.