A former information technology employee of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for stealing personal information from other employees to obtain vouchers that could be used to make online purchases.

St. Paul, Minn.-based Stay Well Health Management Inc. for more than a year has been offering UCSF employees $100 vouchers for completion of on-line health surveys. Cam Giang, who pled guilty in July, obtained personal information on other employees--such as name, date of birth and Social Security number--and completed about 382 surveys under the employees' names, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco.

Giang received 218 vouchers before problems surfaced as UCSF employees could not complete surveys because they were notified they'd already taken the survey. In addition to the jail time, a restitution hearing is scheduled in January.

--Joseph Goedert


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