Patients’ personal information found in dumpster outside dentist’s office

Tammi Vigil reports on a breach in Aurora, Colorado:

A viewer sent FOX31 a tip about medical records tossed in the trash at Southlands in Aurora.

In a place where people shop, some of the most priceless items lie unprotected in this dumpster.

“They should throw all this stuff inside a shredder you know,” says Steven Mendez of Aurora.

He’s talking about his and hundreds of other private dental records, including names, social security numbers, birth dates and addresses.


The records came from the office of Dr. Sandra Bujanda-Wagner, who told us employees accidentally threw out the wrong records.

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