FBI Busts Hospital Worker Selling Patient Information

posted by Blain Ensley - 

Orlando Jemmott was arrested by the FBI for stealing and selling patient information while he worked at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. 

Jemmott who worked for the hospital for over a decade as a patient demographic input analyst was caught selling the information of 98 patients after a fellow employee called the FBI and told them of the illegal activity. 

The FBI was able to obtain a warrant to access Jemmott's phone and then were able to gather information leading to his arrest. During the investigation, the FBI found that Jemmott had allegedly been selling the patient information to Ron Pruitt of Albrightsville, PA. 

Pruitt was also arrested after the investigation.

Kings County Hospital CEO Sheldon McLeod released a statement to the New York Daily News that read, "The privacy of patient information is an important foundation of the care we provide. We have zero tolerance for anyone who intentionally violates our patient privacy rules."

Jemmott is free on an $80,000 bond; Pruitt is free on his own recognizance.

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