Reply
Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,982
Registered: ‎02-09-2012
0

Nurse uses dead patients credit card - Sarasota, Fl

http://www.937thearrow.com/pages/waltonandjohnson.html?article=10297743

 

A female Florida hospital employee has been arrested for using a deceased patient’s credit cards to make purchases.

The victim of the theft died in the emergency room where the women worked on June 10. Within hours after his death, his three credit cards were used to purchase airline tickets, bridal shoes, pay phone bills and other assorted items totaling over $1,186.00.  A patient registration representative in the emergency room was identified as a suspect.

Yesterday the women was arrested on a warrant for identity theft and 7 counts of credit card fraud.

So, this woman used the credit cards of a dead man to pay off her *personal* phone bills?  *And* she didn't expect to be caught within a couple of weeks? With staff as mind-bogglingly stupid as that, it's no surprise the patient/victim died.

5/2012: 560 credit scores across the board and $500 secured CC
12/2014: 750+ scores across the board and $80k in revolving credit

Get those baddies removed!!!
Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,682
Registered: ‎07-29-2009
0

Re: Nurse uses dead patients credit card - Sarasota, Fl

Too bad the headline in the article reads the way it does. Doesn't look as if the culprit was a nurse at all. It was a "patient registration representative." Clerical.

Valued Contributor
Posts: 2,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
0

Re: Nurse uses dead patients credit card - Sarasota, Fl

[ Edited ]

Absolutely shameful!  As if the deceased's family didn't have enough on their plates, this Mod Cut has to add to it by running up bills on the dead man's accounts.

 

I'm glad she got nailed for this, but I wonder how many others do not. 

 

My grandmother was missing a few pieces of her jewelry after dying at the hospital.  That's bad enough, but for the family to have to deal with all the paperwork to clear up unauthorized debt is salt in the wounds.


 

UBUP now you know that's not allowed - MarineVietVet, myFICO moderator

 

 

Advertiser Disclosure: The listings that appear on myFICO are from companies from which myFICO receives compensation, which may impact how and where products appear on myFICO (including, for example, the order in which they appear). myFICO does not review or include all companies or all available products.
† Credit cards for FICO Score ranges: The score ranges are guidelines based on actual applicant approvals and having a FICO Score in a particular range does not guarantee you will be approved for credit cards recommended in that range.

Copyright ©2001-2015 Fair Isaac Corporation. All rights reserved.   | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Sitemap

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All FICO® Score products made available on myFICO.com include a FICO® Score 8, along with additional FICO® Score versions. Your lender or insurer may use a different FICO® Score than the versions you receive from myFICO, or another type of credit score altogether. Learn more

FICO, myFICO, Score Watch, The score lenders use, and The Score That Matters are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation. Equifax Credit Report is a trademark of Equifax, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Many factors affect your FICO Score and the interest rates you may receive. Fair Isaac is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. Fair Isaac does not provide "credit repair" services or advice or assistance regarding "rebuilding" or "improving" your credit record, credit history or credit rating. FTC's website on credit.