The health care services division of Louisiana State University, which operates seven hospitals, has notified more than 400 individuals in 12 states following the arrest of an employee charged with using patient information to make counterfeit checks, according to local media reports.

Capitol News Bureau in Baton Rouge reports that a former billing employee, Pamela Reams, printed imaged checks from a hospital financial systems database and used information such as patient names, account numbers, driver’s license numbers or Social Security numbers to make counterfeit checks and use them at stores. The names of affected individuals were found during a search of Reams’ home.

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