CT Substance Abuse Counselor Stole Client Data for Personal Use

2019, Breaches, March

Who: An Unidentified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center in North Haven, CT

When: 19 March 2019

# of records involved: Limited number

What happened: An employee of a substance use disorder treatment center in North Haven who is accused of stealing patients’ identities to get services like cable and internet.

How did it happen: North Haven police arrested 39-year-old Kimberly Telford, of New Haven, who they said was a counselor at an outpatient center. She is accused of using access to patient and client information to open a fraudulent account to obtain services such as cable and internet under a patient’s name.

Outcome: Telford was charged with identity theft, criminal impersonation, ​and larceny and was released after posting a $35,000 bond.

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