Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
May 25, 2012
geo: 
Albany , GA
United States

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Records Breached: 

Unknown

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
PHIPrivacy.net
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
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On April 9, 2012, Phoebe Putney Home Health Care (PPMH) learned from law enforcement officials that a former employee had improperly accessed patient information with the intent to file fraudulent tax returns.  The dishonest employee may have accessed the names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth of patients some time between June 2010 and April 2012.  Patients who were treated through PPMH between July 2005 and April 2012 may have been affected.

UPDATE (09/03/2013): The dishonest former employee pleaded guilty to embezzlement of government property and aggravated identity theft on August 23, 2012. She was sentenced to 70 months in prison and ordered to pay $110,431 in restitution to the IRS on August 12, 2013.