Police: ICU patient IDs nurse using stolen credit card

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by James Muñoz / KENS 5

KENS 5

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 10:18 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- After a recent stay in an intensive care unit of a local hospital , a 72-year-old woman suddenly discovered her credit card was missing.

Now a 42-year-old ICU nurse is accused of stealing the patient's credit card right out of her purse.

Police say Hilton Ferguson was caught on tape using the stolen card.

Ferguson was supposed to be caring for his patient, but instead, they say he was ripping her off.

The  victim was in ICU at Northeast Baptist Hospital. She told police when she noticed her credit card was missing she contacted the company only to discover someone had charged more than $250 of merchandise at a Kohl's department store in Live Oak.

Ferguson lives in Converse. He was charged with credit card abuse involving an elderly person and exploitation.

Authorities showed surveillance video to five different people, including the victim, who identified the man using the card as Nurse Ferguson.

A Northeast Baptist Hospital spokesperson said Ferguson was terminated last week.



 

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