Rockledge Rehab Center Employee Steals Dying Patient Credit Cards, Racking Up To $5,000 In Charges

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Manuel Ramos, 51, arrested

Manuel Ramos was arrested Wednesday on charges of dealing in credit cards of another, exploitation of the elderly, grand theft and larceny. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WKMG) – An employee at a health and rehabilitation center stole credit cards from a dying patient and racked up thousands of dollars in charges, according to the Rockledge Police Department.

The 71-year-old victim had been a patient at Rockledge Health and Rehabilitation Center since August 2018 when he started experiencing health issues.

Beginning in January and continuing through Saturday, he noticed fraudulent charges on cards from Capital One, T.J. Maxx, Chase and BJ’s Wholesale Club, and he reported it to the facility, the affidavit said.

Police said the cards to make $5,000 worth of charges at various locations in Rockledge and Melbourne, including CVS, Publix, Dollar General, Walmart, Murphy gas station, Applebee’s, Bealls Outlet and Home Depot.

At some of the locations, there was video showing the transactions.

The victim died Feb. 28 of natural causes.

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