Criminal Justice

Traveling Hospital Tech Accused of Spreading Hepatitis C in Multiple States

Involves dirty syringes and stealing painkillers


A hospital technician in the US infected dozens of people with hepatitis C by secretly injecting himself with the painkillers they were supposed to receive and refilling the contaminated syringes with saline solution.

The travelling medical worker told investigators he had been stealing drugs for more than a decade and was "killing a lot of people", according to a plea agreement filed on Monday that would send him to prison for 30 to 40 years.