Sunday, November 1, 2009

Palmetto General Hospital employee and accomplice sentenced for stealing patient records

Jacquettia L. Brown, 29, and Tear Renee Barbary, 25, both residents of Miami-Dade County, were both sentenced this week following their conviction on offenses relating to the theft of patient records from Palmetto General Hospital to further a fraud scheme.

U.S. District Court Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced Brown to two years and five days of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Barbary was sentenced to eleven months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Both Brown and Barbary were prohibited from working in the health care industry while on supervised release.

Brown and Barbary had previously been convicted of conspiracy to commit access device fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1029(b)(2), and criminal violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Title 42, United States Code, Sections 1320d-6(a)(2), (a)(3), and (b)(3). In addition, Brown was convicted of aggravated identity theft, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A(a)(1).

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