County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick
Police Department said a Sayreville man was arrested today and charged with selling
medical records that he stole from a storage unit in East Brunswick.
Rios, 33, was arrested today on one count of identity theft in the second degree,
one count of trafficking in personally identifying information in the second
degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree.
was charged during a joint investigation with Homeland Security Investigations,
Detectives Jonathan Berman and Kevin Schroeck of the Middlesex County
Prosecutor’s Office, and the East Brunswick Police Department.
the investigation, led by Homeland Security Investigations, it was determined
that Rios broke into a storage facility in East Brunswick, which housed the
records of a medical practice of three doctors from East Brunswick and Somerset.
Over 1,000 medical records which contained personal information of patients
were stolen and then sold.
investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to
call Detective Jonathan Berman at (732) 745-4328 or Detective Kevin Schroeck at
(732) 745-3927 of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Rios are merely
accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.