River Falls Medical Clinic

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
February 2, 2013
River Falls , WI
United States
Wisconsin US
Records Breached: 

2,400 (unknown number of SSNs)

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River Falls Medical Clinic officials reported a burglary during the summer of 2012.  The equipment and paper documents that were stolen were recovered by police on November 28.  An employee of a cleaning service that subcontracted with the Clinic is the main suspect.  The items were found in the employee's home and he was charged with felonies associated with theft and drug possession.  It is believed that the documents were intended to be shredded.  They contained patient names, dates of birth, patient account and billing account information, diagnosis codes, insurance information, account numbers, medical chart numbers, and scheduling information.  An unspecified number of patients also had their Social Security numbers, home addresses, and phone numbers exposed.