Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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May 14, 2012
Chicago , IL
United States
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A Northwestern Memorial Hospital employee was charged with one count of aggravated identity and one count of identity theft. The dishonest employee is accused of stealing the identities of patients to pay off personal bills.  Paperwork with the Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and dates of birth of over 50 patients was found in the employee's home.  The dishonest employee's scheme was discovered when suspicious credit card activity related to the opening of utilities in the employee's name.