Nurse Arrested For Stealing Coronavirus Patient’s Credit Card
A nurse at a New York City hospital was arrested after stealing the credit card of a dying coronavirus patient.
Danielle Conti, 43, used the pandemic as her personal piggy bank.
Danielle Conti allegedly stole the credit card from 70-year-old widower Anthony Catapano while making her daily rounds at hard-hit Staten Island University Hospital North, USA.
On April 9, when the nursing veteran allegedly rang up charges of $60.23, Staten Island hit its coronavirus peak with nearly 1,200 cases in a single day.
Police say she used the dying patient’s credit card to buy gas and groceries. She allegedly stole the card while making her rounds at the hospital.
The victim, who lived on Staten Island, died on April 12.
I can’t believe a person could do something like that to someone fighting for his life,” said Tara Catapano, the dead man’s devastated daughter, as she choked up with emotion.
“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.”
This behavior is disgusting and unacceptable,” she wrote. “I am going through so much with losing my father, this is the absolute last thing that I need.”
Danielle Conti was charged with grand larceny and ordered to appear in Staten Island Criminal Court at a later date.
Danielle Conti started working at Staten Island University Hospital in 2007, and a hospital spokesman said she was immediately suspended and faced possible termination over the charges.