A pair of male thieves who dressed as female nurses are accused of robbing residents of Denver-area nursing homes, making off with credit cards they used at big-box retail stores. Authorities say the alleged criminals, who wear nurse scrubs, made their move when victims are dining or participating in other activities. The crimes could be connected to a national ring with similar incidents in Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, Kansas and Alabama.
The Denver Post reports the suspected thieves have made as much as $100,000 in false purchases in the 20 times they’ve swiped cards. Authorities arrested one suspect, who is currently free on bond, while another remains at large.