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.
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.