FORMER HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE SENTENCED FOR STEALING AND DISCLOSING PATIENT INFORMATION
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Henry Gutierrez, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced today the sentencing of Natasha Lolita Orr, 36, of Miami, after a plea of guilty to disclosure of individually identifiable health information.
During the previous plea hearing, Orr admitted to stealing patient information from the Holy Cross Hospital Emergency Room during her employment at the hospital. Orr then sold that stolen information to co-conspirators who used the patients’ information to fraudulently obtain bank account information in the names of the patients and obtain debit cards in the patients’ names.
Orr was sentenced to 24 months in prison, including 12 months of home confinement, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Co defendants Jimmy Lee Theodore, 27 of Miami, Albert Andrulonis, 27 of Davie, and Mildred Conception Alexis, 42 of Miami, all pled guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Co-defendant Raushanah Bowleg, 30, of Miami, is scheduled to go trial on May 31, 2011.
Mr. Ferrer commended the U.S. Postal Inspection for its work on this case. Mr. Ferrer also thanked Holy Cross Hospital for its assistance and cooperation during this investigation. This case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Lanigan.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.