Woman in Indiana allegedly fakes pregnancy for hospital access

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Authorities in Indiana are on the lookout for a woman accused of faking a pregnancy in order to gain access to hospital labor and delivery areas. 

It’s believed the woman did that at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. 

“I’m very freaked out, That is crazy,” said Kimperly Fortier. “Who steals people’s babies?”

“Here down in delivery, then can have anywhere from 70 to 80 moms and babies,” explained Jamie Phillippe. 

Community Health North Hospital, which delivers the m ost babies in Indiana, says it’s crucial to run regular, unannounced drills in times like these. To make sure no one has access to newborns who shouldn’t.

“As soon as a baby is delivered, we put identification on the baby, which does include a security tag,” said Phillippe. 

When threats like these come in, they share photos with all staff members of people of interest and constantly monitor video feeds. 

It’s unclear whether there is surveillance videon in this case. 

Ball Memorial wouldn’t say whether they have identified the woman in question, but says”

“While no related criminal activity has taken place or charges have been filed, hospital police, leadership and team members remain vigilant. The safety and the very best care of patients and guests are always the highest priority.”

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