Sayreville man charged with selling medical records


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A Sayreville man was charged on Sept. 12 with selling medical records that he allegdly stole from a storage unit in East Brunswick.

Fernando Rios, 33, was charged with one count of identity theft in the second degree, one count of trafficking in personally identifying information in the second degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree, according to a statement provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department.

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During the investigation, led by Homeland Security Investigations, it was determined that Rios allegedly broke into the storage facility which housed the records of a medical practice of three doctors from East Brunswick and Somerset, according to the statement. More than 1,000 medical records which contained personal information of patients were stolen and then sold.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information should call Detective Jonathan Berman at 732-745-4328 or Detective Kevin Schroeck at 732-745-3927 of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.


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