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Ex-Hospital Employee Accused of Harassing Patients

August 30th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

In 2010, 52 year old Michelle Morrison was fired from her position of senior account representative at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates. Two years later, authorities have accused her of launching a harassment campaign against patients of the facilities. Morrison has been arrested and charged with three counts of forgery. Her bail was set at $50,000.

CBS Chicago reported that Morrison stole copies of confidential patient records, as well as hospital stationary, when she was fired. Police say that between February of 2011 and June of this year, she sent six letters to patients, threatening to expose their psychiatric information and treatment to their family and friends. She is also alleged to have told these patients that the electroshock therapy they received didn’t work and that it was medically recommended that they have frontal lobotomies.

Police claim Morrison has admitted writing the letters and told them her reason for sending them to patients was to embarrass the hospital because they had fired her. The hospital has stated that Morrison did not have any clinical interaction with patients while she was employed at the hospital.

During a search of Morrison’s home, more paperwork was recovered which could lead to additional charges. Forgery in Illinois is a Class 3 felony and Morrison faces a possible prison term of up to five years for each count if found guilty. If you are accused of a white collar crime or a felony, you need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney in Cook County, Illinois.

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Written by Staff Writer

August 30th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

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