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Hospital employee caught using dead patient's identity
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Sarasota, Florida -- Mere hours after a man passed away in the emergency room of a Sarasota hospital, police say his identity was stolen by a hospital employee.

Sarasota Police say Margaret Nunn admitted to copying down the man's credit card numbers and driver's license information and using them to buy airline tickets, bridal shoes, pay phone bills and other items totaling over $1,100.

Nunn, 53, worked as a patient registration representative in the emergency room of Sarasota Memorial Hospital and, thanks to the hospital's Public Safety Office, detectives were able to identify her as a suspect.

Nunn was arrested on a warrant Wednesday and has been charged with Identity Theft and 7 counts of Credit Card Fraud.

Anyone with any additional information regarding this case is asked to call Detective Carter at 941-954-7070.

Crime, Weird