SARASOTA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – When it comes to credit card fraud allegations totaling $1,100, it’s a significant offense, no matter if the person is alive, or in the case of one Sarasota man, dead.

Margaret Nunn told police Wednesday that she bought airline tickets and paid phone bills with credit card information from a patient who had died hours earlier in the hospital’s emergency room.

WTSP-TV reports that the 53-year-old Nunn, who was arrested Wednesday, took down the man’s credit card and driver’s license information after he died in the emergency room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on June 10. In addition to buying airline tickets and paying her phone bills, police said that Nunn also bought bridal shoes among other items.

Nunn is a patient registration representative for the emergency room unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, according to police. Police have indicated that they were able to pinpoint her as a suspect thanks to the hospital’s internal public safety office.

She has been charged with seven counts of credit card fraud and another charge of identity theft. She remains in custody at Sarasota County Jail.


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