Cross-Dressing Thieves Disguised As Nurses Strike Denver Nursing Homes

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.

Thieves dressed as nurses target nursing homes [Denver Post via Newsvine]