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Former Receptionist Who Stole Identities of More Than 650 Dental Patients Sentenced to 2-to-6 Years in Prison

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of ANNIE VUONG, 31, to 2-to-6 years in state prison for stealing personal identifying information from more than 650 patients at the dentist’s office where she worked. Three previously convicted co-defendants then used that information to fraudulently purchase more than $700,000 in Apple products.

Source: NYC: Former Receptionist Who Stole Identities of More Than 650 Dental Patients Sentenced to 2-to-6 Years in Prison

No mention of the dental practice or if the practice faces HIPAA violations. Having the data of 650 patients stolen is clearly a HIPAA violation and the practice is libel under current rules even when the practice was the victim of theft.