Suspect in Ga. mammogram case surrenders

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 11:45 AM
Last updated 2:13 PM
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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. - A former Perry Hospital employee indicted on 20 charges of submitting false negative mammogram results has turned herself in to authorities.

Rachael Michelle Rapraeger was being held without bond on Friday at the Houston County jail. A Houston County grand jury indicted the 30-year-old Macon woman on Tuesday on 10 felony counts of computer forgery and 10 counts of misdemeanor reckless conduct.

The hospital says hundreds of women were told their test results were normal though a doctor never read their scans

The district attorney's office says Rapraeger improperly handled 1,289 mammogram cases.

Authorities say the hospital determined that Rapraeger submitted false results for 10 women who were later found to have breast cancer.

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Abby-noll
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Abby-noll 09/11/10 - 11:59 am
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Is there any information on a

Is there any information on a possible motive? I mean, was this serious computer error or intentional?

disssman
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disssman 09/11/10 - 12:08 pm
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If a doctor had time to tell

If a doctor had time to tell her the results, why didn't he call the people paying for his services? Oh, maybe he had a serious golf game scheduled and couldn't be tied down with parients. What is this womans speciality anyway.

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overaugusta 09/11/10 - 03:39 pm
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uh, motive: lazy. maybe

uh, motive: lazy. maybe overworked. didn't care enough about her job and her responsibility.

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corgimom 09/11/10 - 06:14 pm
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Disssman, no, you don't

Disssman, no, you don't understand. She never sent the images to the doctor, and reported them as normal.

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augusta citizen 10/19/12 - 03:48 pm
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KSL
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KSL 09/11/10 - 11:32 pm
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Execute her.

Execute her.

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