The nurse identified as Dannielle Conti withdrew the patient’s money to buy $60-worth of groceries and gas, stated the police.
A nurse in New York has been arrested for stealing a dying coronavirus patient’s credit card.
According to Dailyamail, Nurse Danielle Conti, is 43 years old.
However, Conti stole the credit card of Anthony Catapano, a 70 years old coronavirus patient.
The patient, Anthony died of COVID-19 on April 12 at Staten Island University Hospital North in New York.
Nurse Dannielle used the credit card three days before the patient died.
Moreso, Dannielle Conti, of Old Bridge, New Jersey was arrested on Thursday.
She was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny according to police.
Conti took Anthony Catapano’s American Express card as he was fighting for his life when she was on hospital duties between April 4th and 12th 2020.
Nevertheless, on the 9th of April she used $60.23-worth of charges on the card at a gas station and at a ShopRite store.
Tara reported it to State Island Police on April 28.
Tara said to the New York Daily News
‘I can’t believe a person could do something like that to someone fighting for his life.
‘This is a nurse who took an oath to treat, protect and save patients. It’s disgusting … Never in a million years did I expect any of this to happen.’
‘She is a despicable human being. How would she feel if somebody did this to her parents when they were gravely ill? I hope she gets what she deserves, and loses her license and her job,’ she added.
Tara said that the charges were rung up on the same day her father was moved into the ventilator unit as his condition worsened.
‘A total of $60.23. That’s what she risked her job for. She took total advantage of my father’s condition. I’m sure she assumed he wasn’t going to make it, and his family wouldn’t notice,’ she concluded.
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