Nurse Steals Credit Cards for Online Shopping Spree
BRADENTON, Fla. – A Manatee County ER nurse is accused of stealing credit card numbers from 20 hospital patients and using the credit card numbers to buy things online. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Leslie McHugh, 31, Tuesday, December 9. McHugh is an ER nurse at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Bradenton.
Detectives say they searched McHugh’s apartment and found a ledger that had the personal information and credit card numbers of 20 former patients at the hospital. McHugh used the information to purchase things online and have the items shipped to her apartment, according to an arrest affidavit.
She was charged with criminal use of personal information and fraudulent use of a credit card.
There are a lot of people who find out someone has been using their credit cards after they've been in the hospital or to a doctor's office and I think that's how must identity theft happens. I even read about a woman working for a hospice stealing credit card numbers from patients.