Sarasota Memorial Worker Charged With ID Theft
Police say a Sarasota Memorial Hospital employee admitted to using a patient's identity and credit cards to make purchases just hours after the patient died.
A Sarasota Memorial Hospital emergency room employee is facing seven counts of credit card fraud after police say she stole a deceased patient's identity.
Sarasota Police arrested Margaret M. Nunn, 53, of 1817 Barstow Place, Sarasota on Wednesday for those identity theft charges, according to the Sarasota Police Department. She also faces a fraud charge.
Police say the crime happened just hours after the victim's death on June 10 when soon after the man passed away that day, three credit cards were used to purchase airline tickets, bridal shoes, paid phone bills and other items cashing in at more than $1,186, according to police.
The Public Safety Office inside the hospital helped police identify Nunn as a suspect. Nunn worked as a patient registration representative in the emergency room, according to police.
During an interview with Nunn with Detective Carter at the Sarasota County Jail Nunn admitted to copying the victim's driver's license and credit card numbers and using them to make purchases, according to police.
Nunn was arrested on a warrant Wednesday, according to police.
Nunn is currenty at Sarasota County Jail being held without bond for the seven counts of illegal use of credit cards, and also has a $10,000 bond for the fraud charge, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
If you are a victim of identity theft, or have additional information regarding this case contact Detective Carter at 941-954-7070.