Medical Assistant Charged With Stealing Patient Information

June 12, 2018 - 5:40 pm

PONTIAC (WWJ) -  A medical assistant working in Pontiac has been charged with stealing patient information and identity theft. 

Federal authorities arrested 34-year-old Aline Harris on fraud, identity theft and wrongful disclosure of health information charges -- she was arraigned on those charges Tuesday. 

An investigation showed Harris gave patient information to others, lied to the Unemployment Insurance Agency and collected $30,000 in benefits she shouldn't have received.  

Harris was released on personal bond and will return to court at a later date to address the charges.