A hospital worker admitted to stealing the credit card information of a dead patient and using it to buy airline tickets and bridal shoes, according to police.
53 year old Margaret Nunn, was arrested on counts of identity theft and credit card fraud.
The victim, 63, who has not been identified, was lying dead in the DAMN ER of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida when Nunn stole his details. She also used the card to pay her phone bill.
Nunn, who is employed as a patient registration representative, admitted to the charges over the incident on June 10.
Her deception was uncovered by police and hospital authorities. The woman was suspended from her job before being fired on June 29.
She is currently being held at the county jail in Sarasota on $10,000 bond.
A hospital spokesman said it was an isolated incident and routinely checks take place to ensure employees only access patient information for the correct reasons.