Hospital Worker Charged With Using Patients’ Credit Cards To Pay Bills

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County State’s Attorney has charged a hospital worker with paying her bills with credit cards stolen from cancer patients.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports, police in south suburban Matteson report they found the Social Security and credit card numbers of more than 50 Northwestern Memorial Hospital patients when they searched the home of Shatina Golden, 35, who had worked there for the last four years.

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The State’s Attorney’s office says the investigation started when the Matteson water department noticed Golden’s water bills were being paid with various credit cards, all of which traced back to one laboratory where Golden worked at Northwestern.

The investigation found that the bills were all being paid from Golden’s home, or from the hospital itself.

Golden has been released on $10,000 bond pending a hearing on identity theft charges, which carry a maximum of 7 years imprisonment if she were to be convicted.

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