Monday, November 22, 2010

Identity theft ring breaches Holy Cross Hospital

November 11, 2010

By Bob LaMendola, Sun Sentinel

An identity theft ring managed to breach emergency room files at Holy Cross Hospital to steal Social Security numbers and personal details of about 1,500 patients, officials said Wednesday.

Emergency room employee Natashi Orr was among four people arrested as part of an investigation that began before June, U.S. postal inspectors and prosecutors said.

After federal agents uncovered the scheme, hospital technicians spent months tracking Orr's computer activity but cannot be sure which 1,500 patients she compromised while working there from April 2009 to September. That's when she was fired

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