Tampa man sentenced for his role in data breach at local medical practice

Frances McMorris reports:

One of three men indicted last year for stealing the personal patient information from a Tampa medical practice to create fraudulent credit cards and steal tax refunds was sentenced to six years in federal prison Tuesday.

Anthony Michael Harris, 26, of Tampa was sentenced for conspiracy and aggravated identity theft by U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore. Harris pleaded guilty on Nov. 29, 2016.

Harris worked as an administrative employee at the Tampa office of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition of Florida, where he had access to more than 13,000 patient medical records, according to court documents.

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