Bassett Medical Center employee accused of stealing face masks

A woman who works for Bassett Medical Center has been arrested for allegedly stealing a box of face masks and alcohol prep pads from the hospital.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 2:30 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2020 5:25 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – A woman who works for Bassett Medical Center has been arrested for allegedly stealing a box of face masks and alcohol prep pads from the hospital.

Josie D. Wright, 33, of Morris, has been charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

The Otsego County Sheriff’s Office says Wright is a contracted employee at the hospital, and took the face masks to ship to another person. It is not yet clear if she sold or attempted to sell the personal protective equipment (PPE).

During the investigation, the sheriff’s office learned that other employees may have also taken PPE from the hospital and have shipped the items to other people.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Wright was issued an appearance ticket and will return to Town of Otsego Court on Wednesday, May 20.

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