Biometric Technology Combats Medical Identity Theft

Biometrics combat medical identity fraud, which costs billions annually
Illustration by Lorenzo Gritti

When a Columbus (Ohio) man was indicted by a grand jury in April on identity theft charges, the case had nothing to do with stolen credit cards or bank accounts. Instead, police say the suspect, who pleaded not guilty, used a South Carolina man’s identity to obtain more than $300,000 in treatment at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

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