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2 hospital administrators face bad check charges

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle, November 24, 2009

The administrator and chief operating officer of the Pike County Hospital in Texas have been arrested on felony check charges for allegedly writing bad checks to a physician. Authorities say 61-year-old Robert Hicks of Oklahoma City and 63-year-old Arthur Clyde Benson Jr. of Richardson, Texas, wrote two checks for nearly $8,900 for salary payments to Dr. George Gray of Little Rock. Hicks serves as the chief operating officer for the hospital while Benson is the administrator.