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handcuffsTimesLIVE reports that two male nurses, aged 40 and 45, from private hospitals in Durban were arrested and charged for fraud and theft after stealing a credit card from a businessman who was on his death bed at St Augustine's Hospital.  

According to police, an employee of the Netcare St Augustine's Hospital — whom the hospital said had been a contracted by an agency — was arrested after video footage showed him using the credit card after the businessman had died.  The footage showed the accused dressed in full uniform.  He was arrested and some of the goods he purchased were recovered.  The card was recovered from the second accused, a friend of the first accused, who is believed to be a nurse at a private hospital in uMhlanga.  Netcare emphasised that the second accused was not an employee of Netcare's uMhlanga Hospital.  He too was arrested and other goods purchased by him were also recovered.”  The men appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday where their case was remanded to 22 January for a bail application.  They will remain in custody.  Police said accused one was a repeat offender who had been arrested for other cases of theft and fraud.  He was also wanted by the Bellville police in Cape Town for fraud.  Accused two has also previously been arrested for fraud.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Orrin Singh at TimesLIVE

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