Former Nurse Accused Of ID, Medical Record Theft
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- A former nurse is accused of rifling through dozens of records that contained medical and financial information about patients and staff and then opening fraudulent credit card accounts.
Cannon Tubb worked at numerous hospitals in the Denver metro area, including Boulder Centura Health in Westminster and Boulder Community Hospital.
According to court documents, Tubb used the information to open online credit card accounts at several major retailers.
One victim, a doctor at Boulder Community Hospital, learned an account had been opened in her name for Walmart and Borders.
Her husband, also a physician, found an account had been opened in his name at Best Buy. An Apple iPad worth more than $700 had been purchased with the account.
Once police began their investigation, they learned Tubb accessed the information of dozens of patients at the hospital in Boulder and that there were more victims that included medical staff.
Tubb was eventually arrested in Texas where he used a fake account with the name of a Boulder County resident to buy items at a Lowe’s store, totaling more than $1,700.
Tubb is facing five counts of identity theft and 46 counts of medical record theft in Boulder County. He is also accused of stealing information in Westminster where he worked at different Centura Health facilities.
Officials at both hospitals said any patients who’s information may have been compromised were notified.
Tubb’s first court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Adams County Court.