Trinity Medical Center (Montclair Baptist Medical Center)

Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
June 3, 2011
Birmingham , AL
United States
Alabama US
Records Breached: 


Breach Total Number: 
4 500
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A former employee woman was caught stealing patient information for the purpose of identity theft.  Hundreds of pages of information with patient names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, and some medical information such as scheduled procedure were found at the employee's woman's residential address. The information is from stolen surgery schedules and was taken between March 22 and April 1. The former employee woman was charged with violating the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

UPDATE (2/01/2012): Additional details reveal that the woman was most likely not an employee of Trinity Medical Center and stole the logs of patient information while supposedly visiting a patient. The paper documents were stolen in a flamboyant way as the woman reportedly jumped over a counter to steal the logs.  The files included information from people who had visited in 2006 when Trinity was known as Montclair Baptist Medical Center.  The logs were recovered on April 8 through a USPS investigation.

She pleaded guilty to the theft and was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison on February 1, 2012.  She will also serve five years of supervised release after her prison time is served.