MIAOULIS NOTE: We often forget about tracking paper records to disposal. What are your paper/record disposal processes? Would you know if someone stole records waiting to be destroyed?
DALLAS - Thousands of medical records have apparently been stolen from Baylor Health Care System and Dallas police are seeking to file felony charges for identity theft.
Police said their investigation began this past Thursday at an apartment complex in far north Dallas. “Officers were flagged down by an apartment manager regarding medical records found in a dumpster,” said Cpl. Gerardo Monreal.
According to the police report, thousands of records including x-rays were discovered. Maintenance workers reported seeing two people tossing them late at night.