Boca Raton Regional Hospital

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Date Breach Made Public: 
February 5, 2013
Boca Raton , FL
United States
Florida US
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Eight people were charged for participating in an identity theft ring.  One of the members was employed as a scheduler at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.  She passed along patient information in exchange for payments.  One member allegedly filed 57 fraudulent tax returns with the stolen information in attempt to get $306,720 in refunds.  Another member is accused of filing 75 fraudulent returns for $750,469 in refunds.

UPDATE (07/30/2013): The dishonest employee was convicted of unauthorized disclosure of medical records, using stolen Social Security numbers to file fraudulent tax claims, and conspiracy to commit false claims.  She was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay $15,795 in restitution to the IRS.  A co-defendant was sentenced to 40 months for her role in filing fraudulent tax returns and stealing patient information.