Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore – Employee Allegedly Stole Patient Information
Posted Nov 15 2009 10:01pm
We talk about privacy all the time and here’s one more case where an employee took information to use for personal gain. This one appears to be strictly financial with the focus on credit cards. BD
City police are investigating a former employee at Mercy Medical Center. He's accused of stealing personal information and using it to apply for credit cards and loans. Going to the hospital is often painful enough. Learning personal information may have been stolen by an employee makes patients at Mercy Medical Center sick.
"A patient is a vulnerable person no matter what. They're sick, they're trusting, and they're vulnerable. And employees can use that to their disadvantage," said Sandra White, a patient at Mercy.