A New York City nurse has been arrested for using a dying patient's credit card. The nurse used the card to buy groceries and to put fuel in her car.
According to the Daily News, Danielle Conti, 43, stole the credit card from 70-year-old widower Anthony Catapano while making her daily rounds at hard-hit Staten Island University Hospital North in early April. Catapano was in a hospital ventilator unit at the time of the theft.
Catapano died shortly after from complications related to COVID-19.
"I can't believe a person could do something like that to someone fighting for his life," Conti's daughter, Tara Catapano said. "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."
She continued, "She is a despicable human being -- How would she feel if somebody did this to her parents when they were gravely ill? I hope she gets what she deserves, and loses her license and her job."
Conti allegedly swiped Catapano's American Express and used it at a nearby gas station and ShopRite. Her purchases totaled $60.23.