A New York nurse has been arrested for stealing the credit card of a deceased Coronavirus patient, using it to make purchases, police said.
According to the cops, the suspect, Danielle Conti, 43, was a staff of Staten Island University Hospital North when she took the credit card of a 70-year-old man who had died of COVID-19 on April 12.
She was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny, according to police.
She spent less than $100 on the man’s American Express card, police allege. It was not immediately clear what she bought.
The man’s 37-year-old daughter discovered the charges and walked into a Staten Island police precinct station house to report the malfeasance on April 28, cops said.
A hospital spokesman said Conti, who has been an employee there since 2007, was suspended.
It was unclear whether she would be paid during the suspension.
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