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Patient info stolen by Hopkins staffer, used for identity theft

Patient names, birth dates, social security numbers and other information was allegedly stolen by an employee and used to apply for ‘instant credit’ offers. Total damage done: $600k.

Prosecutors have charged Jasmine Smith, a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee, and four others with fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Smith procured the information and gave it to four others who are accused of using it to apply for credit. Prosecutors say the group stole more than $600,000 in purchases from individuals, as well as banks and stores like Best Buy and Toys ‘R’ Us.

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