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Patients Victims of Identify Theft

An employee of the Palm Beach County Health Department was arrested for stealing the personal information of 2,800 patients, the Palm Beach Post reports. Meanwhile, a former Florida Hospital Tampa housekeeper pleaded guilty to taking patient information and passing it on to a friend who used it to file fraudulent tax returns, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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