Palm Beach County Health Department

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Date Breach Made Public: 
August 3, 2012
Palm Beach , FL
United States
Florida US

Those with questions may call 561-671-4014.

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An employee was fired in May for creating and attempting to mail a list of names and Social Security numbers for purposes of identity fraud.  It is unclear if the dishonest employee disclosed the information of other people before being caught. Some patients had already experienced fraudulent activity. People who may have been a patient in one of the Health Department Health Centers could have been affected.  

UPDATE (01/09/2013): The employee worked as a records clerk and was arrested on January 5, 2013.  She had worked for Palm Beach County Health Department since 2006 and was charged with several counts of fraud.