Woman arrested for posing as employee at Indiana hospital

A woman was arrested Monday evening for impersonating an employee of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Ind., according to the Dubois County Herald.

Peggy R. Stoll entered the hospital shortly before 5:00 p.m. Monday. After telling hospital staff she was a new employee, Ms. Stoll retrieved scrubs, which she later changed into.

Pretending to be a hospital employee, Ms. Stoll reportedly entered restricted areas of the facility.

Hospital staff, who were immediately suspicious of Ms. Stoll's behavior, contacted hospital security who then called the Jasper Police Department. Ms. Stoll was arrested and charged with criminal conversion for putting on the scrubs and then failing to identify herself to police officers.

She also faces charges of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and refusal to aid an officer for allegedly being uncooperative with police and damaging property at the Jasper Police Department after her arrest.

In a statement to The Herald, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center President and CEO E. Kyle Bennett said, "We sincerely thank the hospital staff and security staff that quickly followed appropriate policies and procedures. We have reviewed this incident and have a team of people reviewing other safety policies and procedures to continue to be proactive."

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