Feds Nail Two At Palmetto General For Stealing Patients' Identities
That's exactly what happened to close to 50 patients at Palmetto General in Hialeah, according to federal prosecutors.
Two Palmetto General employees -- Jacquettia L. Brown, 29, and (the awesomely named) Tear Renee Barbary, 25 -- were charged this week with stealing patient records to further a credit card scheme.
Brown worked in Palmetto's medical records department. She stole files with patients' names, social security numbers, addresses and family contacts, then passed the information to Barbary, who opened false credit cards in the patients' names. Cops caught Brown with 41 records and Barbary with six more.
Neither Brown nor Barbary has entered a plea yet.