Howard University Employee Charged in Hospital Info Theft

Allegedly sold patients' names, addresses, birth dates and Medicare numbers

Thursday, May 17, 2012  |  Updated 3:20 PM EDT
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Howard University Employee Charged in Hospital Info Theft

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A woman who worked on the campus of Howard University is accused of stealing and selling patient information from Howard University Hospital.

Laurie Napper is charged with with one count of wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information, the Washington Times reports. Napper allegedly sold patients' names, addresses, birth dates and Medicare numbers between August 2010 and December 2011.

The hospital says that Napper's case is not related to a recent theft of a laptop that also contained patient information.

If convicted, Napper faces up to 10 years in prison.

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