EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A second former employee at a southern Illinois hospital has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in stealing personal information from patients and using it to open credit cards in their names.
A judge in East St. Louis ordered 28-year-old Susan Harris of Marissa to spend four years in prison. She was convicted in December of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
During the trial, prosecutors contended Harris conspired with Ashley Drummond of East St. Louis to steal information from elderly patients’ charts and open credit card accounts in the patients’ names.
Evidence against Harris included footage from a store security camera showing her using one of the credit cards.
Drummond pleaded guilty and has already been sentenced to two years in prison.