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Man who stole records will spend year in jail

Man who stole records will spend year in jail

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man accused of stealing the medical records of more than 1.5 million patients from the University of Utah's hospital and clinics will spend one year in jail.

Shadd D. Hartman pleaded guilty in December to misdemeanor charges of theft by receiving stolen property and attempted possession of another's identification documents.

On Monday, 3rd District Judge Sheila McCleve sentenced Hartman to two one-year jail terms, but suspended one term. He'll also serve probation and pay a fine.

Hartman, 37, and Thomas H. Anderson, 52, were accused of stealing digital storage tapes from a courier's car. The tapes held billing records, medical codes and Social Security numbers. Hospital officials have said the stolen data was not accessed or used.

Anderson's case is pending.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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