LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Southern California health clinic janitor with stealing boxes of patient records for recycling money.

Los Angeles County chief executive William Fujioka says the stolen printouts of about 30,000 patient names, addresses and phone numbers from the Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center didn’t contain private medical information.

The Los Angeles Times says 55-year-old Robert Sanders was arrested Sept. 10 and he was charged Monday with felony commercial burglary and placed on administrative leave. Jail records show he was released on his own recognizance.

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says Sanders was known for recycling bottles and cans and he admitted selling the 14 boxes of patient information for $40.

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Comments (5)
  1. leroybrown says:

    The Janitors protested in Century City a few weeks ago. What a bunch of losers.

  2. hugo poppernuts says:

    oh boy, did he take toiletpaper home too? lol

  3. dick says:

    If they would pay a decent wage, he would not have to do this.

  4. chiptaw says:

    It is sad to see that a janitor ends up doing such a thing. was it worth getting arrested and fired from your job? $40 for a bunch of papers? Boy I hope at least he earned more than 40 bucks a week…

  5. True Lies says:

    With a name like Robert Sanders he MUST have been a fine, upstanding, and brainless twit! Most likely hired by the touchy feely liberals with the system.

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