In April 2011, police arrested a Georgia woman who was part of a larger identity fraud ring. Among other items, they recovered hospital bills of 32 patients from Emory Healthcare's orthopaedic clinic.

The bills included names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers, and nine of those patients have become victims of identity theft, Atlanta television station WSB recently reported. WSB also reported that investigators found that in 2008 an Emory Healthcare clerk, since fired, printed off the  bills of more than 3,000 patients of the orthopaedic clinic.

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