University of Florida Health is notifying 5,682 patients after an identity theft ring operating across the state apparently compromised patient information at a clinic, at least the second such incident for the delivery system.

The university learned from federal and state law enforcement agencies on April 11 that an employee at UF Health Pediatrics-Tower Square in Gainesville may have stolen patient names, addresses, dates of birth and Social Security numbers. The employee was terminated and the investigation is ongoing.

The university in April notified at least 14,339 patients of the UF&Shands Family Medicine at Main clinic in Gainesville after a clinic employee was found to have ties to an identity theft ring. In both incidents, the university is offering affected patients one year of fraud resolution services.

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