Woman pleads guilty to forging letters to Alexian Brothers patients

Finally, this bizarre case appears to be over.  Barbara Vitello reports that Michelle Morrison, formerly employed by Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital pleaded guilty to three separate counts of forgery and has been sentenced to 30 months probation.

As a senior account representative at the Alexian Brothers psychiatric facility from November 2005 until July 2010, Morrison handled billing for patients insured by Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Before she was fired on July 20, 2010, Morrison took patient files, hospital letterhead stationery and hospital envelopes, said Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Clarissa Palermo.

Between March, 12, 2011, and June 25, 2012, Morrison sent letters to three former patients that included “false and vulgar statements” as well as “personal information only doctors at Alexian Brothers Health Hospital were privy to,” Palermo said.

In August 2012, Cook County sheriff’s police searched Morrison’s home and found files of 30 patients, including the three victims, as well as the hospital stationery, Palermo said.

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