Earlier this month, the operator of a well-known Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic says that his business was the victim of a massive identity theft operation. The police have not made any arrests in connection with the theft of more than 15,000 patient records. They say their investigation centers on a former employee. They are currently seeking her for questioning.
According to investigators, the former employee secretly photographed patients during various stages of their treatment. She also stole the medical records of the clinic’s patients. The information included personally identifying information, credit card data, treatment data, photographs and videos.
Beverly Hills Identity Theft Lawyer
Prosecutors aggressively pursue identity theft cases because they often lead to evidence of other criminal activity. Medical records are an especially desirable target for identity thieves because they contain complete information about a person’s identity. If you’re facing identity theft charges, your best defense strategy is to work with an experienced identity theft lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of courtroom criminal defense experience, and takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. Prosecutors can charge identity theft as a felony or as a misdemeanor. You could also face charges in either federal or state court.
When you hire Mr. Helfend to represent you, you will work directly with him on your case. That’s because he manages all cases personally. He does not take in cases, then pass them along to less experienced attorneys. When you work with Robert Helfend, you’ll get more personal attention than you would if you hired an attorney from a larger, less personal law firm.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County identity theft case.
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