Audit reveals ID theft at Colorado hospital
Oct 09, 2011 Karen Umpierre
Cannon Lamar Tubb faces 46 counts of medical record theft and five counts of identity theft after an audit revealed he had viewed demographic information of at least 74 patients at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado, KMGH-TV reports. Tubb's nursing license was suspended in January after he was suspected of prescription fraud. Aside from working at Boulder, he had also spent time at the Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton, and was placed in other facilities by Centura Health, a staffing agency no longer in business. The audit was conducted in 2010 by Centura, which found that he had accessed 85 confidential patient and staff records at the hospitals where he was placed prior to working for Boulder. According to one victim, Tubb took out several credit cards in her and her husband's names, attempting to open accounts at Best Buy, Home Depot, Amazon and other stores. He allegedly made a $758 purchase of an Apple iPad. Becker's Hospital Review reports that the ID theft charges stem from the fact that he also accessed financial information to open the credit card accounts. Charges against Tubb are expected to be filed on October 12.