The FBI has reported charges against 17 individuals, including six insiders, for stealing more than $42 million from the organization and the legitimate Holocaust survivors they serve.
Why would someone steal a medical identity? There are generally two reasons. One motivation for medical identity theft is when a person without insurance needs a surgery or prescription drugs and sees your insurance as free ticket. Another motivation for medical identity theft is the money, sometimes millions, which thieves can collect in false medical claims. Victims of medical identity theft can be left unpaid medical bills and ultimately ruined credit.