Former Tufts Health Plan Employee Sentenced for Disclosing Personal Patient Information
BOSTON – A former employee of Tufts Health Plan was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for stealing personal identifying information belonging to hundreds of customers. The stolen data included names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers, primarily of customers over the age of 65.
Emeline Lubin, 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to three months in prison, three years of supervised release with the first nine months to be served in home confinement, and approximately $52,000 in restitution. In August 2014, Lubin pleaded guilty to the unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers.
In 2010, Lubin began working at Tufts Health Plan in Watertown. During her employment, she gave lists of customers’ personal identification information to a Florida man, Sniders Jean-Jacques, who was involved with her brother, Marvin Lubin, in a scheme to steal Social Security benefits and to collect fraudulent income tax refunds by using stolen identities to file false income tax returns. Emeline Lubin stole and disclosed the personal data of over 8,700 customers.
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Scott Antolik, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division; Phillip Coyne, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; and Joel P. Garland, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Richardson of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.