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Fired hospital employee allegedly stole drugs, needles, mouthwash

May 01, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

It's not uncommon for laid-off employees to nab a few office supplies on their way out the door.

After a man from Evergreen Park was fired from his gig at a South Side hospital last week, he allegedly returned Tuesday to pocket seven hypodermic needles, two bottles of a Valium-like drug, and a bottle of mouthrinse.

Nazary Teliatynskyj, 26, was fired from his job at Holy Cross Hospital on West 68th Street Friday, according to court records, but returned to the hospital four days later without authorization. Witnesses told police officers that they saw him remove some of the items from a sharps container, and the police report says officers later found the stolen supplies in his jacket pocket.

Teliatynskyj appeared at the Cook Country Criminal Courthouse on Wednesday and was released on a $10,000 I-bond. He was charged with criminal trespassing to state-supported land, possession of a controlled substance, and theft.

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