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Oct142012

Cops Search for Fake Nurse Who Stole From Assisted Living Facilities

ABC News(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The woman in blue scrubs and a white lab coat may look like a nurse, but police say she is a thief who has preyed on seniors to fund her shopping sprees.

Authorities said the woman has made off with credit cards, drivers licenses and social security cards from seniors in at least two assisted living facilities in the Orlando, Fla., area.

“[The way she is disguised] she pretty much could walk around and steal anything she wanted to,” a Winter Park police spokeswoman said.

Last month, the woman attempted to charge $4,000 to a 92-year-old man’s credit card at Target and managed to rack up a $600 tab at the Apple store, police said.

Authorities released surveillance video on Friday in hopes someone will recognize the suspect.

“It’s very, very scary,” the spokeswoman said. “And it’s somebody who is purposefully taking advantage of a vulnerable population.”

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