Ms. May remains in custody of DuPage County officials with a $50,000 bond. At this time, it is unknown when Ms. May’s criminal trial will proceed.
DuPage County prosecutors have been busy pursuing similar cases. Earlier this summer, a charges were brought against an Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital worker who stole a wedding ring from a deceased patient he was responsible for transporting to the hospital’s morgue.
If the charges related to these incidents prove to be true, we are dealing with some bad seeds here. However, I believe that the frequency of these atrocious events really is indicative of a health care industry that allows the ‘bottom of the barrel’ to work with our most vulnerable. Until the healthcare industry does a better job sorting though their applicants more trouble is likely around the corner.
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