Leesburg hospital employee accused of stealing $5,000 from hospital, patient

Woman found with 'patient valuables' bag in her desk, police say

Published On: Mar 22 2013 12:42:26 PM EDT
Ella Stevens
LEESBURG, Fla. -

An employee at Leesburg Regional Medical Center is facing several grand theft charges after authorities say she stole $5,000 from the hospital and a patient.

Patient financial services manager Ella Stevens was arrested on Thursday after hospital officials said they found an empty 'patient valuables bag' and a hospital deposit bag with $20 inside.

Deputies say that Stevens said she was going through a divorce and had money problems.