Former St. Dominic Hospital employee charged with stealing patient information, faces up to 10 years in prison

A former Jackson, Miss.-based St. Dominic Hospital employee was arrested April 25 for allegedly stealing a patient's money and banking information, Attorney General Jim Hood  announced in a press release.

Investigators with the AG's Medicaid Fraud Control arrested Shaniqua Kiera Jenkins, 27, following a grand jury's indictment on one count of felony exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Ms. Jenkins is accused of stealing a debit card number and additional information from a patient at St. Dominic's to withdraw more than $250 in January 2017. The AG's office did not say what position Ms. Jenkins held at the hospital.

She was booked into the Hinds County Detention Center and released on a $5,000 bond. If convicted, Ms. Jenkins faces up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

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