PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County police announced the arrest of a nurse they say stole credit cards from a patient at Plainview Hospital Thursday morning.
According to authorities, 39-year-old Renee Caporale of Oakdale removed credit cards from a male patient’s wallet which was in the closet of his hospital room.READ MORE: Sources: Suspect In Shooting Of NYPD Officers Had Multiple Weapons, Including AR-15 With 20 Rounds Hidden Under Mattress
She proceeded to use the patient’s credit cards to make several purchases, prompting the credit card companies to send fraud alerts to the victim.
According to police, Caporale was identified through surveillance video before she was arrested at Plainview Hospital Friday.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Take Down Kings In Shootout
At the time of her arrest, she was in possession of cocaine, oxycodone, and suboxone.
Caporale is being charged with two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.MORE NEWS: Knicks' Late Rally Falls Short In Road Loss To Cavaliers
She will be arraigned Saturday in First District Court.