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Physician At Evanston NorthShore Hospital Arrested For Stealing Equipment

A physician at Evanston NorthShore Hospital has been charged with stealing nearly $200,000 worth of equipment from two of the medical group’s facilities, according to prosecutors and Evanston police.

In bond court Tuesday, Judge Marcia B. Orr ordered 34-year-old Vinay Rawlani, of the 1200 block of South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, held in lieu of $10,000 bond on charges of felony theft from NorthShore Medical Group’s Evanston and Skokie hospitals.


photo credit: Evanston Police Dept

Evanston police Cmdr. Joe Dugan said Rawlani turned himself in to police Monday afternoon.

Prosecutors estimate Rawlani, a resident at Evanston Hospital, stole medical equipment valued at $177,022, which included an ultrasound machine, two ultrasound probes, a video printer, a video storage device and infusion and compression pumps.

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