but he still knew something fishy was going on
when one nurse walked back to the bathroom.
Morris McCoy, aged 81, had recently been treated for a mild heart attack. While he was watching TV at home, two nurses showed up. They said the hospital had sent them to check up on him.
While they were there, Mr. McCoy was suspicious. Soon after they left, he realized his wallet was missing and called police. Because of his quick response, they caught the women using his credit card at a nearby JC Penny store.
Although they were wearing surgical scrubs, they weren't real nurses.
They had also scammed another elderly resident, and likely targeted both their victims because their homes had wheelchair ramps.
Christina Amaya, 29, and Elizabeth Marks, 46, face five felony charges each.
Amaya and Marks, not nurses
Ms. Amaya did have an ID card from a hospital, where she was training to be a secretary.
It is unlikely she kept her job.
(NOTE: There's a link to the news story. Watch it if only to hear Mr. McCoy's laugh.)
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