U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio
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April 1, 2015

Former Worker at Toledo Hospital Indicted for Illegally Accessing Patient Information

A former respiratory therapist at a Toledo hospital was indicted for obtaining individually identifiable health information and unauthorized access of a protected computer, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Jamie Knapp, 25, of Adrian, Mich., allegedly accessed the information without authorization between May 2013 and March 2014, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, and the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Toledo—Resident Agency. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Noah P. Hood and Gene Crawford.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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