A Maryland man who ordered shirts from the men's clothing chain JoS. A. Bank found an unexpected addition to the delivery: the private medical records of at least three people.
Michael Horigan, of Potomac, Maryland, told News4 he noticed the box of shirts he'd ordered from the national menswear store was heavier than expected when it arrived Wednesday. When he removed the first shirt, he says he found stacks of what appeared to be medical papers.
“At first it's shocking and then you start to realize how serious this could be and didn’t know quite what to do and reached out to the police,” Horigan said.
News4 reviewed the documents and found paperwork complete with Social Security numbers and data on individuals' medical conditions.
The files appear to have been created for people seeking medical treatment through the Maryland Physicians Care Managed Care Organization. It's not clear how they ended up in a box shipped from the JoS. A. Bank store in Olney, Maryland.
“It’s crazy to think if it happened here, like, did this happen multiple times? Are other people getting packages like this? Which is just scary," Horigan said.
Horigan handed the documents over to Montgomery County police.
Maryland Physicians Care told News4 they are investigating the situation.
A request for comment from JoS. A. Bank is pending.