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Contracted employee arrested for stealing medical equipment from hospital


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Authorities in Otsego County say they arrested an individual for stealing personal protective equipment from Bassett Medical Center Monday.

The Otsego County Sheriff's Office says a suspect was charged and is accused of stealing a box of face masks and alcohol prep pads from the medical center and shipping it to another person.

The sheriff's office says the accused is a contracted employee of Bassett Medical Center.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and other employees may be involved.

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