MD: Possible identity theft reported at Mercy

Brent Jones reports:

Baltimore police are investigating a security breach at Mercy Medical Center that left an undisclosed number of patient records open to possible identity theft, according to the Maryland attorney general’s office.

The hospital’s vice president for corporate compliance sent a letter to the affected former patients on Monday, saying that a former employee might have gained access to patient records in order to apply for credit cards and loans.

Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

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