IL: Hospital worker charged with stealing patients' identities

From WLS in Illinois:

A Northwestern Memorial Hospital employee has been charged with stealing the identity of patients to pay off her personal bills.

Shatina Golden, 35, of south suburban Matteson was charged Monday with one count each of aggravated identity theft and identity theft, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Golden had worked at the hospital the past four years.

Last week, police executed a search warrant at Godlen’s home and found paperwork with the personal information of more than 50 Northwestern patients, a release from the state’s attorneys office said. The paperwork included birthdates, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers.

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