Files Stolen, Suspect Arrested
DATA THEFT—U.S.September 24, 2010
A suspect has been arrested for stealing more than 33,000 medical records from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center (MLK-MACC) in California. MLK-MACC discovered the breach on July 29 and began an investigation, during which an employee admitted to stealing the files for their paper value, reports CMIO. According to the report, the files contained names, addresses, dates of birth, medical record numbers, finance batch numbers and genders of patients who received outpatient care at MLK-MACC between January and October of 2008. The facility will send letters to affected patients this week.