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Nurse accused of ID theft gets 6 years in jail

6:44 PM, Dec 6, 2011   |    comments
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The Adams County District Attorney's office says Cannon Tubb, 31, worked at several hospitals, including St. Anthony North in Westminster and Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton. Investigators say during late 2010 and early 2011, authorities discovered that Tubb accessed patient records and used that information to steal credit card and personal information.

The DA's office says Tubb's crimes were discovered when one his victims was contacted about a credit application in February.

Tubb was arrested in Fort Worth, Texas on May 31 on a fugitive warrant out of Adams County.

During his time at Platte Valley, 9Wants to Know learned Tubb was accused of opening several credit cards in the name of a patient who visited the hospital briefly years earlier. At St. Anthony North, Tubb allegedly opened a Best Buy credit card in the name of a patient but was caught when Best Buy called the patient, who had returned to his home in Oklahoma, asking why someone else was trying to pick up electronics purchased in his name.

Tubb worked as a contract nurse through a now-defunct staffing company at Platte Valley and St. Anthony North as well as at the recently-closed St. Anthony Central, Porter Adventist and Boulder Community Hospital.

Seventy-six patients were notified of the breach at Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton; 123 patients at Centura Health facilities: St. Anthony Central, St. Anthony North and Porter Adventist, and 74 patients at Boulder Community Hospital.

In June, Tubb was charged with multiple counts of identity theft and theft of medical records, both felonies.

Tubb was sentenced Tuesday to time in community corrections, and not prison, despite a request from Adams County District Attorney Don Quick.

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