Man gets 60 days in jail in medical records theft

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- One of two men accused of stealing the medical records of about 1.5 million patients from the University of Utah's hospital and clinics has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and probation.

Fifty-three-year-old Thomas Howard Anderson was charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property and possessing someone else's identification documents. He was sentenced Monday.

Anderson and Shadd D. Hartman were accused in the June 2008 theft of digital storage tapes inside a courier's car that was parked overnight in Kearns.

The tapes held billing records, medical codes and Social Security numbers. Hospital officials have said the stolen data was not accessed or used.

Hartman was sentenced earlier this year to a year in jail, probation and a fine.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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