JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A former financial counselor at a southern Indiana hospital faces theft charges alleging that he stole nearly $1,500 from a cancer patient after telling her she wouldn't get chemotherapy treatments unless she first paid him.
Thirty-two-year-old Arsalan Haq of Louisville, Ky., faces five counts of felony theft and was released from jail Wednesday after posting $1,000 bond.
The News and Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/wAxz6N ) that Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville has dismissed Haq.
A woman who's an illegal immigrant and doesn't have insurance told police she was referred to Haq after being diagnosed with cancer. She says she paid him nearly $1,500 after he allegedly told her she had to pay before being treated.
Haq's attorney says his client's version of events "differs greatly" from the woman's account.
Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., http://www.newsandtribune.com