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Suspect Arrested in Hospital Laptop Thefts

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Alhambra, CA -

(FOX/CNS) - Alhambra police today arrested a man suspected of stealing two laptop computers containing sensitive medical data belonging to more than 729,000 patients treated at six AHMC Healthcare hospitals around the San Gabriel Valley, but the computers remained missing.

Christopher Lee Brown, 36, who also goes Allen Marcous, was arrested in a homeless camp near the Long Beach (710) Freeway and Valley Boulevard, Alhambra police said.It's unclear what Brown may have told detectives under questioning.

The two computers were stolen Oct. 12 from AHMC Healthcare administrative offices, and police recovered video that help lead them to Brown.

Information on the two stolen laptops reportedly includes patient records from the hospitals AHMC manages:
Anaheim Regional Medical Center
Garfield Medical Center
Monterey Park Hospital
Greater El Monte Community Hospital
Whittier Hospital Medical Center
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center 

To find out if your patient information has been compromised, call AHMC Healthcare Inc. at 855-977-6678.The company recommends that those whose records were compromised should consider placing a fraud alert on their credit files.

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