A former University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago employee has been charged with identity theft following an investigation that officials say determined he misused personal information of at least eight patients.
Leslie Langford, 28, who worked as an emergency medical technician in the hospital, was arrested on Feb. 23 after police discovered evidence he had illegally used patients' information he had accessed through using its electronic medical-records system, authorities said.
"This was an isolated incident where this one employee basically misused information that he already had access to," said hospital spokeswoman Sherri McGinnis Gonzalez. "It was not a failure of the electronic system."
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