Corporate Compliance

Five charged for stealing patient information

Compliance Monitor, November 24, 2010

Florida authorities issued a criminal complainant against Albert Anthony Andrulonis, 26; Raushanah Bowleg, 33; Mildred Alexis, 42; Natasha Orr, 36; and Jimmy Lee Theodore, 27, in connection with the theft of private patient information at Holy Cross Hospital (HCH) in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and a doctor’s office in Aventura, FL.

According to the Department of Justice press release, the defendants conspired to steal patient information from the ED at HCH and from a doctor’s office. The defendants then allegedly sold the patients’ information to others, who used the information to fraudulently obtain credit cards and bank accounts in the patients’ names.

The defendants face charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, and wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information. They face up to 20 years in prison for each count of mail, wire, and bank fraud charges and 10 years in prison for each count of wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information.

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