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Modern Healthcare - - Outliers -

Out­liers loves get­ting free stuff through the In­ter­net. But ap­par­ently not as much as one Cal­i­for­nia fel­low, whose love of on­line swag seems to have led him on a Web-based crime spree.

Cam Giang, a for­mer em­ployee of UCSF Med­i­cal Cen­ter in San Fran­cisco, re­cently pleaded guilty in fed­eral court to us­ing his col­leagues’ So­cial Se­cu­rity num­bers so he could earn vouch­ers for items sold at Ama­zon.com.

From Jan­uary to April, he ob­tained per­sonal in­for­ma­tion of other UCSF em­ploy­ees to cre­ate ac­counts with Stay­Well Health Man­age­ment, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors say. He sup­pos­edly took 382 on­line health sur­veys for Stay­Well us­ing dif­fer­ent col­leagues’ iden­ti­ties so he could earn vouch­ers worth $100 each at Ama­zon.com, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press.

Giang has en­tered a guilty plea to one count of wire fraud and one count of il­le­gally us­ing a So­cial Se­cu­rity num­ber. He has a sen­tenc­ing date of Oct. 28 and faces a max­i­mum of 25 years in prison.

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