r/iamatotalpieceofshit 9d ago

Hospital worker uses dead patients bank card to buy snacks.

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u/Brevatron 9d ago

For those that want a bit more information. This lady used the card 17 minutes after the patient died.

She has been given a suspended sentence. All this for a bag of crisps!

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u/wirette 9d ago

She also tried to use it later in the day but the family had already cancelled the card. She was arrested at work the next day and still had the card on her. She tried to claim she thought it was her bank card even though she had her card in her purse and the two cards look nothing alike.

Bitch ruined her life over £6.

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u/karyo1000 9d ago

damn unbelievably stupid

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u/Zackville 9d ago

Must have been a damn good snack

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u/on_dy 9d ago

Unless it was Pringles, she ruined her life over a bag of air.

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u/TillsammansEnsammans 8d ago

He obviously didn't mean bagged Pringle's, he meant that bags always have mostly gas in them unlike Pringle's tubes which don't.

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u/Translucent_Kit 8d ago

Thank you!!! reading these comments was doing my head in...

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u/Theezorama 8d ago

Bruh that’s what he’s saying, unless it was pringles (in a can), it was a bag of chips aka air

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u/SkeetersPeters 8d ago

I came to say this

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u/thisisbetterhigh 8d ago

Since noone is answering the important question. After a quick Google search there are Pringles "minis" and "pocket pack," which both come in bags. Not seeing a whole lot on where they are sold though.

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u/Blasterbot 9d ago edited 9d ago

They're sold by weight, not volume. If you expect a bag completely full of chips past the age of 12, blame your parents.

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u/spongish 9d ago

Yeah, but they make the bags with heavy air, that's how they get you.

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u/Nextasy 9d ago

No they make each chip extra heavy so they don't have to make so many

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u/angeredpremed 8d ago

Just one big chip

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u/Nicky3Weh 9d ago

Where do Pringle’s come in bags?

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u/Neat_Pollution_8431 9d ago

The air is there to protect the chip, not trick the consumer.

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u/KhajitHasWares4u 9d ago

Mostly nitrogen, thought to keep stuff fresh.

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u/Robertbnyc 9d ago

Thought or proven?

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u/Dilderino 9d ago

Filling headspace with Nitrogen gas is a common way of protecting materials that will be oxidized by contact with air. Also called a Nitrogen “blanket” because it’s so snuggly. Although in this case it’s probably more to remove moisture

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u/KhajitHasWares4u 9d ago

Something in a "how it's made" TV show years ago.

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u/Has2bok 9d ago

Once the patient popped, the thief couldn't stop.

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u/m0rtm0rt 9d ago

I mean Fritos are absolutely stuffed with chips. And they go great with some French onion dip

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u/aDrunkWithAgun 9d ago

You would be surprised how fucking stupid people in the medical field can be

One if my favorites is this guy I knew was stealing opioids from terminally ill patients or the cart and then when he inevitably got caught tried to lie like they have you on camera and when you pull out any narcotics you have to enter a code that's tied to you

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u/HappyGimp 9d ago

People in general are dumb, I used to work in a Pioneer Electronics warehouse and a woman in the office was stealing stuff by sending from the warehouse to her home using the company UPS account. They arrested her in the office in font of everyone.

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u/aDrunkWithAgun 9d ago

Similar thing happened to a guy in my neighborhood they had a scam going stealing iPhones ( they worked for usps or ups) I can't remember and we're shocked when they got busted

Like of all things you can possibly think of stealing you pick something with a built In tracking device from a trillion dollar company known for security

And you have to know anything theft over 500 dollar's is grand larceny so how can you be shocked when that results in jail and a felony

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u/icemantiger 9d ago

Had a girl at my work get hired. We sell high end luggage and bags. I instantly hated her and wasnt sure why. I told the boss I didn't like her and he shouldn't hire her. He did anyway.

I resigned a short time later and then about 2 months after, an old colleague told me that she had been selling the luggage on her ebay account and using the company's mail account to ship the stock to the buyers.

She got caught because a guy got his product and changed his mind, so he called the company.... THAT WAS PRINTED ON EVERY SIDE OF THE BOX AND SEALED WITH TAPE WITH THE COMPANY LOGO ON IT.

He got to keep the bag, got a refund, and she got arrested at work.

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u/aDrunkWithAgun 9d ago

Frauds one if the easiest things to prove because there is always a paper trail people get complacent because they got away with it a few times but eventually it catches up

That being said how the fuck can you be so stupid mailing it in the same box

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u/JanuarySoCold 9d ago

My boss used to do the accounting once a month, one time he was really busy so his wife did it. She noticed that on random days, the cash deposits were slightly higher than average by $50 to $100. She got curious and investigated. It turned out that one of the clerks was stealing money. On her days off the deposits were higher because she wasn't there to steal. Her husband never noticed because it had been going for so long but his wife was looking at the balances with a fresh eye and noticed.

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u/SendAstronomy 8d ago

I worked at a bank where you had to take an entire week off at once for vacation. Theory was that they would see any discrepancies in usual money flow if a fraudster couldn't access the computers for a week.

Of course, their systems were such a mess that I doubt it would make a difference.

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u/random_invisible 9d ago

As someone who has worked in fraud prevention: sometimes - if it won't affect other users or compromise the platform - we let them think they're getting away with it and watch them for a while to document the patterns.

We can then take those patterns and script them into a query to flag similar accounts.

Same with loss prevention. Some companies will wait until it hits a certain amount of monetary damages before shutting it down, so charges can be pressed. An example of this would be letting a shoplifter return multiple times so they get a harsher punishment.

So, just because you appear to be getting away with it doesn't mean you are. Someone could be documenting every move and laughing at you.

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u/GothWitchOfBrooklyn 9d ago

I've heard target will hold off on you stealing until you hit a certain amount then they get you for higher charges

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u/DeadeyeDonnyyy 9d ago

I used to work as a repair engineer with an electronics company.

Some guy tried stealing a full bag of new iPhone 10s when they were newly released.

He got caught because the bag was too heavy to throw over the fence.

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u/aDrunkWithAgun 9d ago

Gravity the orginal security

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u/improbablynotyou 9d ago

Years ago I worked at a Sears store as an early morning pricing associate. There were 5 of us and a manager who would go in at like 5 am and set the sales ad. The manager I had worked with at another store, she and I were brought over by the store manager who we'd worked for before.

The manager got caught stealing. She would come in the morning with us and as we all had our areas of responsibility she'd do her own thing. Her thing it turned out was loading her car up with merchandise. Then she would return the items at other locations without a receipt. The security teams at the other stores knew she was a manager at our store and looked up her transactions. She was returning thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and she wasn't buying anything.

It really sucked because the store manager and her had been friends for years. The thief used to watch the bosses house for her when she went on vacations.

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u/User2716057 9d ago

A delivery guy for our computer shop got caught stealing a 10$ headset, just set it on top of the retour package he was carrying and walked out. A sales person saw it, there's cameras all over the place, and he was all but subtle about it.

I still wonder what he was thinking.

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u/Mechanicface 9d ago

That sounds like one of those "act like you belong and nobody will notice" situations.

One of my friends used to work construction in a city. During the day, a guy pulled into a jobsite with a newer truck, backed up to a bigger trailer, and jumped out with a hard hat, and a hi vis vest. He hitched the trailer to his truck, jumped in an unattended, and parked, bulldozer. Drove it onto said trailer, then got in his truck and left. 10:00 am on a Thursday.

So many people working there, not everyone knew each other, and the thief looked like he was just one of the workers. Nobody had a clue until the dozer was needed, and wasnt there

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u/User2716057 9d ago

Well yes, that makes sense, but we're a small shop, there's like 10 people on the floor and the work area he passes through, and we're all on a first name basis. And he picked the headset off a shelf in view of a sales person. Nothing those guys carry ever leaves the shop like that either, it's always boxed up. He failed on multiple levels.

The most notable theft so far was kinda impressive, especially compared to that one. It was a busy day because of several promotions, and there was a single laptop not connected to the alarm because it was a last minute add on to a stand. Guy walks in, spots the target, and with a few other costumers and colleagues around him, he waits for the perfect moment and then disconnects the laptop from power, picks it up, closes it and stuffs it under his arm underneath his coat, in one smooth move, took him 2-3 seconds, and walks out.

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u/gat_gat 9d ago

That last sentence made me chuckle.

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u/kpanth 9d ago

It was "a company known for security" for me 😂

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u/NickeKass 9d ago

Ive seen radiologists break rising/lowering desks because they got a chair stuck under the desk when lowering it. They didnt think to move the chair out of the way. Some are smart. Others are just plain dumb.

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u/Superhuzza 9d ago

Thats more like bad design. This is a common problem, so most motor powered desks have collision detection

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u/iamPause 9d ago

over £6

It was £6 this time. Who knows how many people she's done this too.

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u/kitjen 9d ago

In my old job we had cards specifically for the vending machines and canteen. A girl I knew found someone’s and tried to use it in the canteen but it had already been reported lost so that alerted the cashier who was serving her.

The girl lost her job for trying to steal a sandwich. She was told to resign or they would go down the dismissal route.

She later posted on Facebook “finally quit my job at that shit hole” and loads of people who didn’t know the full story were applauding her courage for leaving a job she didn’t like until another girl from work posted a comment telling everyone that her leaving was simply to avoid being sacked because she got caught trying to use a colleague’s card to buy a sandwich.

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u/TranceIsLove 9d ago

That's really embarrassing. Did she respond to the comment?

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u/parliamentofathena 9d ago

Yeah probably just "quit lyin"

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u/wirette 9d ago

True, can't be the first time she'd tried to pull this stunt.

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u/MatsuoManh 9d ago

Yup. I've heard of peoples jewelry etc. go missing while being a patient in a hospital. She will now have lots of time to think about how good that snack was....

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u/00EmBo 9d ago

This just happened to my dad while he was in intensive care for covid, his almost 30 year old watch just vanished and hospital dont have any record of it 😔

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u/MyOfficeAlt 9d ago

I'm sorry for your loss. That would absolutely infuriate me. And I'm sure whomever you talked to about it just shrugged their shoulders and said there was nothing they could do.

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u/I_Eat_Soup 9d ago

I've worked at a few hospitals and they don't just shrug their shoulders, fyi. Just a few weeks ago the one I work at had gone through all of the used linens and the trash from the entire hospital to find a patient's cell phone. Hospital linen. And hospital trash.

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u/HeyYoRumsfield 9d ago

Damn that’s dirty. My mother was in physically therapy center and I used to visit her every other day to drop off real homemade food and cash for the vending machines. The last month she was there that money was always missing, no matter where I hid it for her. Fuck those people. Sorry about your loss.

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u/Malagate3 9d ago

Awful to hear, especially as ICU is usually secure so it's not like random people are walking in and out.

For anyone in a similar situation (and you're in the UK), immediately let staff know and get security involved, fill in a report.

If nothing comes of it and you don't get the item back or it isn't returned via lost and found, you can still make a claim through the hospital. You can contact PALS/PILS to do so and you may receive a cheque, which unfortunately can't replace sentimental value but is at least useful for functional items such as glasses, dentures and hearing aids (very commonly lost items in the hospital).

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u/skizzums0 9d ago

Unfortunately, that patient passes through alot of hands before ICU. EMS, triage, ER and then ICU. Happens on ambulances alot more than anyone would like to believe

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u/SpiceySandwich 9d ago

Yeah it also happened to my grandmother when she was in ICU: her finger ring disappeared. What's weird is she never takes it off as it had sentimental value.

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u/00EmBo 9d ago

Its absolutely gutting isn't it? especially since there's nothing we can really do except wait to see if it shows up which is unlikely at this point

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u/ibeleaf420 9d ago

Hey if im dead and you want to use my credit cardfor some snacks, be my guest because im dead.

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u/SoraWisdom 9d ago

Yeah you have a point unless i have loved ones i expect for it to transfer to

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u/prettyokaylad 9d ago

CC fraud happens a lot where the first few transactions are very low value. They'll use the card a dozen times like this before making a huge purchase.

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u/Catlenfell 9d ago

I had someone get my debit card. First they bought $20 worth of snacks. Then, they tried using it at a Best Buy. I had reported it stolen by then and I got the $20 back. The second the cashier had a problem running it, they dropped the merchandise and walked out.

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u/GothWitchOfBrooklyn 9d ago

Happened to someone I used to work with, she had way more money and wasn't used to regularly checking her account and they did a couple small transactions over a day or so and then boom big transaction.

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u/McFlyyouBojo 9d ago

Yeah. If it were the first time, maybe it would have been awhile before she even decided to go for the card. This was a person used to doing it. As soon as she was done cleaning, off to the vending machine.

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u/GroovingPict 9d ago

If she does this to someone with a caring family, she cant be a very experienced scammer. This is something you do if the person has no one

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u/JusticeRain5 9d ago

Honestly I was hoping that it was something like she had been getting food for the family of the patient or something like that. I really don't understand why anyone would think this was a good idea, even ignoring the ethical part of it.

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u/squidmanwillie 9d ago

The real crime is that is was 6 bucks for a bag of chips.

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u/wirette 9d ago

It wasn't. She used the card six times in a vending machine to buy crisps, sweets and fizzy drinks.

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u/wirette 9d ago

She's never going to work in nursing again. She's going to find it very difficult to get a job with a criminal record. Anything that requires a background check, she won't get now.

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u/unhappyspanners 9d ago

She’ll likely be struck off by the NMC. So she’ll lose her job and won’t be able to be a nurse anywhere in the UK.

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u/throw_away03082017 9d ago

Suspended only? They should be fired! Low life scum.

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u/im-not-a-bot-im-real 9d ago

Probably were fired the suspended sentence is from the courts, no way she kept her job

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u/Brevatron 9d ago

Yes suspended jail sentence.

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u/IndridCold_fuck_you 9d ago

She should have bought some rollerblades

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u/TheMetaGamer 9d ago edited 9d ago

Asking fo a friend…

What if before the patient died he/she told me…the nurse I mean, “ I wish I could have my favorite crisps and fizzy one last time.” And told “the nurse” to buy them with his/her card and enjoy them for him/her because he/she probably wasn’t ever going to get them again.

Would it be wrong since after they die the money is now someone else’s or would it be ok because they gave m.. the nurse permission?

Asking for a friend, just wondering.

Edit: *shit people /s! *

A lot of us have dealt with the loss of someone or someone’s from COVID and we would be furious if this happened to the ones we loved. Yes it’s theft. I hope that is obvious to everyone.

If you are going to downvote because you feel that the joke is in poor taste, definitely. Go for it. No need explain how theft works though, I’m perfectly aware.

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u/heart496 9d ago

So I'm sure it's different everywhere but at the hospitals in my city the nurses are told to never do stuff like this because the patient or their family could then accuse you of theft.

My grandma tried to give her nurse 5 dollars as a thank you and she refused it, telling us stories of patients who would give gifts but would either forget they had done it or set the worker up to then accuse them of theft.

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u/JusticeRain5 9d ago

Yeah, pretty much the only time we would accept gifts when I was working in a hospital was when the patient has already been discharged, and has come back in later with chocolates or something.

I'm never gonna take a patient's money directly from them (At least not without witnesses and documentation), that's just begging for a misunderstanding

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u/aniorange 9d ago

I work in a hospital as s housekeeper (you know, the ones that always get blamed when something goes missing.). I would politely decline if a patient made such an offer in part because I'm smart enough to know it could end like this. Probably also against policy. On the other hand, I find all kinds of stuff when I'm cleaning out rooms, and I always turn it in to the nurse to get back to the patient. Some nurses are so thankful while others seem to not care at all that the patient left something.

There is a HUGE demand for nurses and nurse assistants and I'm pretty sure there are a lot of people in nursing that don't belong because it's better money and the hospital will pay for training.

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u/luannekleinschmidt 8d ago

Popped in to say thank you for what you do!

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u/random_invisible 9d ago

That's a good policy. I could see that happening with hospital patients in various stages of lucidity and on various meds.

If you want to thank them, give them a gift basket with a card with their name on it so everyone knows it's intended for them. If you want to give money you can include a gift card for a place that has something they like.

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u/Lumpy_Scientist_3839 9d ago

Well the nurse should have recorded that. But still probably against policy.

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u/knowses 9d ago

Now I eat Lay's before I sleep

I pray the Lord a Coke to drink

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u/bannik1 9d ago

You are my favorite person

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u/knowses 9d ago

Thank-you, I'm flattered. My ruffles have ridges now.

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u/bannik1 9d ago

Sometimes you gotta dorito by others, it shows that when you try and cheeto the system it’s not cool ranch. Let’s pray that they find cheez-it’s, and this was just a pringle lapse in judgement and not a good representation of herrs character.

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u/FrozenVictory 9d ago

Ya. You can literally order chips and pop from the cafeteria and they will deliver it to the patients room.

There's no logical reason besides theft. Anyone of any education can be a thief

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u/TJ_McWeaksauce 9d ago

Being a piece of shit healthcare worker is such a strange dichotomy. You go through years of expensive, intensive training, and then work in a grueling environment, presumably because you want to help people when they are at their weakest and most vulnerable. But then you do something like this?

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u/perkiezombie 9d ago

She was a healthcare assistant. Their job is intense, their training not so much. They essentially make the beds and look after the patients non medically or in an assisting the nurses capacity.

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u/GuerillaCupid 9d ago

Some people become nurses for the same reason some people become cops. They just want power

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u/whatarechimichangas 9d ago

But nursing is built on saving lives not protecting the state

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u/GuerillaCupid 9d ago

Yes, I agree 100 percent. However, nurses still hold power over their patients and that power can be abused. Moral bankruptcy is not inherent in nursing as it is in policing but it still exists

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u/metastatic_mindy 8d ago

I have and do spend a large amount of time interacting with medical professionals, nurses in particular due to my health. I can quickly pick out the nurses who are there because they truly want to help, those who are there because they followed someone else into the career and "like the money" and those who are there to hold power.

The follower Nurses are ok at bedside but they tend to be flippant, not very serious about their jobs and prone to mistakes not major ones but more like short cutting kinds.

The last group. The power seekers, they are the ones to be feared. They control your access to meds. When you can access. They also control your mobility if you have mobility issues, so they also control your ability to basic human rights and needs such as going to the bath, bathroom hygiene, hygiene in general, your access to food and water even whether or not you have the call button or med button within reach.

I have fortunately encountered only a few of these nurses. These power seekers. I learned to be stern and to immediately have them banned from my care.

3 distinct encounters come to mind. I had just had my gallbladder removed. It was done through an open procedure which left me with a 12 inch incision across the edge of my ribcage. I have 35+ staples. The nurse comes in just 5 hrs out of recovery, forces me to get out of bed and sit in a chair. The chair is across the room away from my call button. She also took my pain pump from me, then left me sitting in that damn chair for 35 minutes. She only came back because my ward roommate called her multiple times because I was crying.

The next was when I was being induced with my oldest. I had experienced a pretty traumatic miscarriage prior to this pregnancy and was very anxious. I was on the bed waiting to be connected to the fetal monitors. The nurse comes in and puts the first monitor on my belly. Then proceeds to try and place the 2nd monitor. This one monitors the baby's heartbeat. She keeps putting it to high up, he is over due and super low in my pelvis and so the monitor needed to go way down. I tell her this and her response was to sneer and say "Or maybe he isn't alive in there anymore. May be he is just dead." It took everything I had not to punch her in the face. She later went on to be investigated for drugging labouring moms with pitocin to speed up their labours.

Lastly was an ER nurse. I went in 24 hrs after having my port a cath installed in my chest. It had bled all night and I needed to have it checked and fresh dressings put on it. She comes in and rips the bandage off and then proceeds to poke and push as hard as she can on this freshly installed freshly operated on port and incision. Saying "does this hurt? Can you feel this? When did you have this done? Why are you here again? Does this hurt? What do you want me to do about it?" I ended up breaking down and sobbing for her to stop. I now avoid her anytime I go to the hospital.

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u/field_medic_tky 8d ago

Holy shit, what you just described is horrendous.

If it exists, I hope they all go to hell.

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u/flubbrt 8d ago

So sorry you had to go through this. it shouldn’t be happening. Also to add I think some nurses/healthcare workers use the job title as a means of proving to themselves and the world they are a good person when in fact they might not be. A nurse does not automatically equal a good person. I’m a nurse and I see colleagues brandishing crap on social media about how hard they work when in fact they’re not that great at their job/are downright horrible people to work with.

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u/pennysize 8d ago

Exactly. Nurses among EMTs have a budget God complex in contrast to physicians

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u/getreal2021 8d ago

Healthcare isn't martyrdom. It pays decent and has great job security. They can be just as equal pieces of shit.

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u/Ghoolio_ 9d ago

Poor guy wasn't allowed to have his family with him in his last moments and to protect his belongings. I wonder how common this kind of behavior was since so many covid patients were forced to die alone...

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u/PastoralElk 9d ago

Just remember you wouldn’t read a story about the probably 95% if not more hospital workers who treat your loved ones as their own

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u/GrGrG 9d ago

MVP comment right here.

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u/NeonFlamingos 9d ago

Ok so I am a student nurse, have worked in hospitals all through covid and I can absolutely say 95% of the staff really really care for patients. I mean staying late to give extra comfort, going that extra mile just to make a patient happy. And that last 5% are sort of shamed into acting like they care because so many healthcare workers really do. I’m so sorry about you dad

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u/PunisherOfDeth 9d ago

Not sure if it will make you feel better but I worked a 3 month contract as a COVID ICU nurse and myself and every nurse I worked with treated each patient with respect and love even though many were intubated, sedated and sometimes paralyzed. It wasn't easy for me to work in a unit with 50-60% mortality rate and I stopped telling my wife how my day was because it just was too depressing, but I hope you know most nurses and other health care workers really do care.

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u/whatvthe-heck 9d ago

Some people are offended by health care workers jadedness (for lack of a better word). I’ve always admired their work ethic. You can help more people that way and I find it comforting.

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u/DandDRide 9d ago

Almost all hospitals are professional. This story is just a tiny turd in the vast ocean. You only hear about the turds, but rarely the good stuff. Sorry for your loss.

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u/Sir_Donkey_Lips 9d ago

Usually if the patient isn't able to look after their own stuff that stuff will stay with family or go with security, which then gets itemized and locked up. This dude either works security or is just a super shifty nurse or aid. (Nurses get paid pretty well so I'd venture to say it probably wasn't the nurse.)

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u/Janawa 9d ago

My paps stuff was kept in a locker at the opening of his room. The staff claimed they lost it when someone was cleaning out the locker while he was still in the room thinking the items were "left behind".

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u/PooperScooper1987 9d ago

That could actually happen. Housekeeping at the hospital I work at is a 3rd party under contract through the hospital and they make minimum wage. Most are very nice and immigrants working for a stable job and hours, but some are shady as hell.

We had one go through all the nurse’s purses and belongings and steal and take photos of credit cards and shit in the break room

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u/Hamuelin 9d ago

The woman who did it was a healthcare assistant on a Covid ward. They did something pathetic. It was less than £10 worth of crap from a vending machine…

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u/CoolBreeze541 9d ago

This was in the UK I can rest assure you nurses do not get paid well. Maybe if your a agency nurse or band 5 and above you'll make decent money but a normal nurse starting nurse band 3 barely makes above minimum wage.

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u/C21H30O218 9d ago

Band 3 is a HCA not a nurse, different roles and training/education.

£19,737 1-2 years

£19,737 2-3 years

£21,142 3-4 years

£21,142 4-5 years

£21,142 5-6 years

£21,142 6+ years

Fully qualified nurses start on salaries of £24,907 rising to £30,615 on Band 5

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u/PooperScooper1987 9d ago

That’s ridiculous. This job is way too stressful to get paid that little.

Although I don’t know how different the role of a nurse is in Europe as opposed to the US.

I made about $150,000 last year and have been a nurse 5 years. I have friends that have made almost $250,000 working a ton of overtime at Kaiser

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u/C21H30O218 9d ago

The listed scale is for a HCA (Health Care Assistant) they are a helper not a nurse.

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u/familyflowsthroughit 9d ago

Hospitals make a lot more money in the USA to be fair, the patients on UK covid wards weren't left with multi million dollars bills after their treatment so perhaps that's a reason for the difference with pay amongst other things (Tories in government for a long time etc)

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u/Ashkir 8d ago

They ran my insurance BEFORE even allowing me to get a heart transplant. The total operation and hospital bill was over $6 million US.

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u/MrDibbsey 9d ago

Not a nurse, a HCA (Health Care Assistant). I don't k ow what the US equivalent is.

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u/Sir_Donkey_Lips 9d ago

Oh sorry, I am an RN from the US and we make pretty decent money here. Starting off I was probably at around 65k a year, but have reached as high as 100k with overtime some years. This year will be a good year with the extra covid pay for extra shifts our hospital offers. They call it critical pay. We get $20 per hour if we pick up extra shifts during the week and $40 per hour if we pick up on a weekend. We are sorely short staffed though.

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u/PooperScooper1987 9d ago

Where are you located? My hospital always pays time and a half + a 20$/hr bonus on all bonus shifts

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u/zulualphagolf 9d ago

This is in England and a nurse’s salary is (at its lowest and typically) 20% below the national average

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u/Sir_Donkey_Lips 9d ago

I'm very sorry to hear that! Nurses and nurse aids are literally fighting the pandemic on the front lines. They deserve to be paid more there.

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u/Janawa 9d ago

My pap wasn't alone but the hospital staff in charge of his belongings "lost" some of them... including his wallet and wrist watch he wore every day of his life. They were claiming someone accidentally threw them away thinking the room was empty (even tho my pap was still in it) until my grandma threw a fit. They miraculously "found" his wallet when my gram threatened to sue, but still couldn't find the other clothing articles they claimed they lost... My grandma still holds onto his wallet today as a momento, keeping all his important cards and money for him just in case...

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u/WhammyShimmyShammy 9d ago

My FIL luckily survived his 3 week hospital COVID stay last year in Lombardy (the hardest hit region in Italy and first to go into lockdown in Europe). They were crammed into rooms way above capacity, they were crumbling. We had no news from him for 4-5 days since the ambulance had taken him, and we were just hearing news about people dying alone and families barely being notified as everything was so out of control. No one knew what floor he was on, what ward he was in, who his doctors were, if he was conscious...

We had finally managed to make contact with a nurse one night, who initially told us she couldn't disclose anything for privacy reasons, but finally did let slip that he was alive and had moments of consciousness during the day! We then asked her for a massive favour, and told her he has a cellphone and a charger in his belongings. Please if she could just plug them in so we could call him... The next day she did just that and we were able to make contact and everything else seemed much more bearable after that.

Telling this just to remind everyone that even if there were horrid people who abused the situation (and for what, 6£??) there were also absolute angels, who despite being exhausted and overworked and scared, they went out of their way for an extra little act of kindness which meant the world to us.

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u/x20sided 9d ago

People dont drop loot irl. Morally bankrupt move

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u/JesterTheTester12 9d ago

Someone doesn't know the price of their organs

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u/Metastasis3 9d ago

No such things as morals. If I'm dead, salvage what you can from my corpse, throw me in the trash and use my cash & cards to get yourself a nice meal and snacks for your loved ones. My treat!

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u/lets_BOXHOT 9d ago

A dead body is like a piece of trash. I mean, shove as much shit in there as you want. Fill me up with cream, make a stew out of my ass. What's the big deal? Bang me, eat me, grind me up into little pieces, throw me in the river. Who gives a shit? You're dead, you're dead!

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u/Inside_Commercial 9d ago

"No such things as morals"

lol k, whatever helps you sleep at night.

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u/bbildo 9d ago

I thought the total piece of shit part was supposed to be the post, not the comments. What the heck is going on in here?

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u/FriendToPredators 9d ago

"...surely this is exaggerated..."

minutes later... "Oh boy howdy..."

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u/Choccokels 9d ago

I had this pre warning and still didn't think it would be that bad. How i was mistaken, jesus

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u/randeylahey 9d ago

Let me just sort by controversi- DAFUQ?!

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u/Milwambur 9d ago

I'm going in boys.......

EDIT - I'm now very sad. What the hell is wrong with the world.

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u/gamebuster 9d ago

Ok now you got me interested. Brb

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u/ThatWildMongoose 9d ago

No idea. The He WoNt NeEd It comments confuse me because I wouldn’t want my wife whose on my bank accounts to be stolen from when I die. I wondered how the people down below would feel to have their loved one’s house robbed once they die. I guess empathy is hard sometimes

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u/OneTaoThree 9d ago

Reddit is one step above 4Chan. Lots of sociopaths hanging around here.

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u/Name1345678 9d ago

Is it really? At least in 4chan most people know they're fucked. Here they are fucked, except they think they're also morally correct

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u/Limpdickit9000 9d ago edited 9d ago

I'm scared but curious.

Edit: Yikes.

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u/AshesMcRaven 9d ago

I’m gonna say this;

I’ve been medical the whole pandemic. I work with kids who have a tendency to bite, spit, and overall try to hurt me on a near daily basis depending on how they’re feeling.

I’ve been financially struggling this whole time, too. I have to wait another week before I can buy myself groceries and my car is nearly empty on gas. I go hungry for lunch plenty of times in a week. I’d never take food from the kids I work with even if they’re throwing it away. It’s not mine.

The idea someone would do this is abhorrent. I understand being desperate for food. I understand being so overworked and underpaid that you think about doing this daily. I understand going home after an exhausting day and just going to bed because you have nothing to feed yourself with. You help people while no one is helping you and it’s fucking soul crushing.

Don’t steal from the people you’re meant to help. It’s not worth it. It’s not good. We need to help our helpers take care of themselves.

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u/stupidintruder 9d ago

Certain topics bring out the reality of human nature.

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u/cb9504 9d ago

Read the article this morning, she came in the next day trying to use it but it had been blocked by the family. When she got caught she said she thought it was her card but her card was a different colour.

She is an awful, awful person.

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u/Osharnose 9d ago

This is such a disgusting thing to do. They're essentially using the patient's death to their advantage - "Who's gonna know, right?" Really a big reflection of their character. People like this need to have a hard, long look at themselves.

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u/ktfcaptain 9d ago

My question is did she do it for the thrill like rich people shoplifting or is she that broke that she can’t afford crisps usually? Not that it’s better either way, just curious.

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u/Nate_Higgers_Jr 9d ago

I think it would be more of the mindset of “Well, they’re not using this anymore, so I might as well help myself. If I don’t do it, I know someone else will.” Whether the “someone else will” thought is real or imagined doesn’t matter because this is the thought process. She imagines someone else getting theirs, so why shouldn’t she get hers, you know?

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u/mappersdelight 9d ago

Or the family would buy me a soda after all the hard work I've put in taking care of their loved one.

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u/Wuffyflumpkins 9d ago

Character is what you do when no one is watching.

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u/loadofballcocks 9d ago

Bet it wasn’t the first time she’s done this

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u/thyEMU 9d ago

What would you do for a Klondike bar ...

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u/lenzudemnart 9d ago

Sometimes I can’t believe people are real, like wtf?

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u/idrow1 9d ago

Not surprising at all. My father was in the hospital in October and contracted covid while there and passed away. The staff stole the wedding ring he'd worn for the last 59 years. It was all my mother wanted back.

When she raised a stink about it, all they said was "Sorry you had a bad experience ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

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u/MoistmemesneverIie 9d ago

Fuck that staff. I would raise hell if something like that happened to me. It would of been a REALLY bad that for staff 🤬

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u/Mr_HPpavilion 9d ago

I think the term "Grave Robber" is more suitable, Although it's not really in a grave or even in a coffin but still, Stealing from the dead

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u/Puck_The_FoIice 9d ago

Lady’s last dying breath “take my card and get yourself some of those crips you like so much. Hell, get a fizzy too on me.” Then just passes.

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u/Starlined_ 9d ago

It’s worth like 3 dollars, just pay for it yourself, tf?

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u/jump-up999 9d ago

Six quid. Not dollars

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u/Starlined_ 9d ago

Oh my bad, I’m American if you couldn’t tell lol

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u/Haganoel 9d ago

Turns out this post wasn’t the only thing containing a piece of shit. Look at the comments.

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u/AutopsyDrama 9d ago

It's crazy to me how some of these people think this is a perfectly acceptable thing to do! Absolute scumbags.

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u/Teodololo 9d ago

That’s some House shit

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u/solanis1359 9d ago

When my grandfather was in the hospital the first time (he would pass away in the same hospital just months after), somebody in the hospital staff stole his wallet.

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u/Beelzebub1331 9d ago

bro comon bro their an essential worker bro it's no big deal bro bro like bro it's no bro bog bro deal.

I'm being sarcastic if it isn't incredibly obvious

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u/Shalebound 9d ago

They’re a hero, and hero’s deserve dead people’s credit cards.

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u/LucinaWario 9d ago

I hope this is satire. Probably is

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u/Shalebound 9d ago

Yes. That’s a joke.

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u/ofkxhocypuf 9d ago

OH SHIT THATS MY LOCAL HOSPITAL

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u/justsomeperson0906 9d ago

That’s such a disgraceful act

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u/Valerina_Minji 9d ago

Easy way to get fired for 500 dollars, Alex.

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u/ImTheOnlyDuck 9d ago

All I can think about is Americans saying Birmingham lol

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u/SmoothJazzRayner 9d ago

Crisps = potato chips for none Brits out there.

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u/AVeryLargeCrab 9d ago

I know they're a terrible person. But this is definitely one of the funnier posts on this black hole of a sub

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u/Star_corps_teshie 9d ago

There’s something slightly amusing about someone who just saw someone else die and thinks:

Yeah I could eat

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u/seldomseentruth 9d ago

I wonder how many times he did this until he got cought.

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u/diaperedwoman 9d ago

And I wonder what happens when a card company sends a bill to that person that is no longer living? What happens when they find out that person is dead and they died on XX/XX/2021? Do they just decide to erase that debt and kiss their money good bye?

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u/AutopsyDrama 9d ago

I'm pretty sure it was a debit card and not a credit card so no 'bill'

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u/Janawa 9d ago

So I looked into it. Debt isn't inherited in the UK or the US, so unless you were cosigned onto the person's credit card you are not responsible for the debt when they pass. I am assuming you'd be even less responsible if someone who isn't entitled to the card uses it, which is theft.

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u/yetanotherusernamex 9d ago

Here's an opportunity to share some advice.

Neither in the UK or the US is anyone ever responsible for the debt of another person, dead or alive, unless you signed for the debt.

BUT credit companies sometimes, including banks WILL STILL TRY to make you pay. They will not take you to court because they will not win. If you are asked to pay for someone else's credit debt, tell them NO!

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u/Codename_Fluffy 9d ago

That said, in the US they are able to collect what's owed from the assets the deceased owned. So if the deceased owed $5k and had $12k in their own bank account, then their next of kin get the $7k remaining instead of $12k. But if they owed more than they owned then the next of kin get nothing but also owe nothing.

And yes, it gets tricky with shared bank accounts.

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u/irvings18 9d ago

I thought this was a video 😅

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u/meadowsirl 9d ago

As to avoid any inconvenience I would like to have it in my Will that hospital staff can use my card to buy themselves some snacks. What am I going to use the money for?

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u/MileHighsFinest 9d ago

When hunger strikes!

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u/DJ_Too_Supreme21 9d ago

Thats illegal and fucked up. I hope the family sues, he gets fired, and arrested

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u/Speed_Junkie 9d ago

She has already been arrested and tried in court. Hence the logo in the picture.

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u/GorditaPeaches 9d ago

Funerals are expensive my family needs that 3.75 sir

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u/aidenthesnork 9d ago

the most British news headline I've seen in a while

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u/Stign 9d ago

Stealing is wrong, but stealing from the dead is wrong on a whole other level. It's not about the money, it's about the respect for this person's last bits of human dignity.

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u/miked003 9d ago

So it being a credit card, assuming it wasn't a debt card, they are actually just stealing from visa or Mastercard at this point. It's fraud, not really stealing from the dead.

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u/spaceman_slim 9d ago

Oi bruv Looks loik this dead bloke’s gonna boy me some crisps innit

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u/Marcosutra 9d ago

Nono that’s a London accent. Brummies speak like Ozzy Osbourne haha

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u/spaceman_slim 9d ago

All the same to a bloke from the states bruv

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u/SubbyTex 9d ago

Crisps on a chewsday innit

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u/dgblarge 9d ago

What a class act. Robbing the dead.

Mind you, not excusing her behaviour but I'd hate to be a nurse during this covid pandemic. Overworked, underpaid and having to put up with all the deniers. Doesn't excuse this behaviour. Just saying.

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u/Larry_Badaliucci 9d ago

Yes because a 75 cent bag of chips is far more valuable than this person risking their life to care for your loved ones.

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u/DCCaddy 9d ago

I’m from Alabama and this gets me every time until there is something in the headline like “crisps” or “flat”

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u/LawrenceTech 9d ago

It's Birmingham, they would steal from any one and take anything, from copper out of you house, to your blue 2007 ford ka sitting on your drive.

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u/CarpetPedals 9d ago

I lived in Middlesborough for 7 years, supposedly a rough place. Certainly quite poor in large parts. Never got pick-pocketed.

One night out in Birmingham and guess what? Brand new iPhone disappeared from my pocket.

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u/atlantachicago 9d ago

Not to sound crazy but I am thinking she has got other skeletons in her closet. You don’t just lead a totally normal life then one day think it’s alright to use a dead patients debit card. At best I would think she has made it a practice of using patients cards fir the vending machine and it was never noticed. That is at BEST! I would be doing a thorough investigation of all the patients she has cared for and their outcomes, check it against probabilities. This is the behavior of a true psycho who has unchecked power of sick people.

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u/gb-stylee 9d ago

To be fair, they weren’t exactly using it.

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u/Balacalavaaa 9d ago

If I die, loot my body idc. I won’t be using anything lol

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u/Derkan6687 9d ago

Downvoted for an opinion about what you want after death. Who cares what happens after you die. You’re dead lol.

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u/wood_dj 9d ago

just throw me in the trash

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