Nurse from one well-known hospital in Pattaya steals debit card from dying ICU patient
A nurse at a well-known hospital in Pattaya said it was “on a whim” after she pushed back a dying man’s debit card and then looted his bank balance.
Earlier, 35-year-old Wilaiwan Kontrakoon went to the Banglamung police to report that her father’s debit card and 4,500 baht from his account were missing, Thai Naew Na reported.
Her father had been in a coma for 14 days in the intensive care unit of Banglamung Hospital since January 15. Visitors were not allowed.
When he died, the hospital returned his belongings, the family discovered the theft.
Yesterday, Wilaiwan and another family member went to the police station to thank Police Chief Nawin Sinthurat for quickly solving the case.
Police investigated CCTV at Phu Yai Kui market and saw a short-haired woman withdraw money from an ATM in Kasikorn.
It turned out to be a nurse who worked in the hospital’s intensive care unit and had worked there for ten years. Her name is Siriphan L. 29 years old.
She said it was an impromptu affair caused by family debt. She apologized to the dead man’s family and said it was the first time she’d done anything like this.
She was charged with a theft committed on government property. She was taken to a reconstruction of this cowardly crime where she admitted everything and said she stole the card on the morning of February 1 and got the money in the evening the next day.
The family said the hospital had made promises to reimburse the family in full, but that has not happened yet.
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