Police: Health workers in Ohio stole IDs of dead

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police say two western Ohio health center employees used information from dead patients to apply for about $7,000 in online loans.

Police say Linda McDermott-Dorsey and Lisa Kidd, both of Trotwood, were indicted Wednesday on identity theft and money laundering charges. They worked at Samaritan North Health Center, an outpatient facility.

Englewood Police Sgt. Mike Lang says the women checked newspaper obituaries and used the hospital computer system to gather the personal information of 24 people over about five weeks in May and June 2007. Lang says the health center conducted an internal investigation after they were contacted by an online loan company.

Police say the families of the deceased were unaware of the identity theft scheme. No court date has been set.

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