Ochsner Medical Center

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Date Breach Made Public: 
January 5, 2012
New Orleans , LA
United States
Louisiana US
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A janitor who worked at the Ochsner Medical Center in new Orleans and his girlfriend have pleaded guilty to charges related to stealing patient information for personal gain.  The janitor stole printouts containing patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and other types of personal information.  The stolen information was then used by the janitor's girlfriend to open online accounts under the patients' names. The online accounts were used to make thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases. The date of the breach is unknown, but the janitor was employed between November of 2008 and June of 2009. Federal prosecutors first brought charges in early December of 2011.