VA: Alexandria nursing assistant charged with identity theft

Insider breaches — including insider wrongdoing — were down last year according to Verizon’s annual report and Protenus’s 2021 Breach Barometer for incidents involving health or medical data reported in the U.S.  But “down” does not mean “gone.”  Rogue employees are still a significant risk for entities, as James Cullum reports:

An Alexandria certified nursing assistant faces multiple charges of identity theft against six residents under her care at Vitality Senior Living in Arlington.

On April 16, the suspect was arrested after allegedly admitting to the Vitality Senior Living executive director that she cashed a fraudulent $1,200 check from a resident in her care.

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