Abuse of weakness. According to information from Le Parisien, a 38-year-old man was recently sentenced to 2 years in prison by the Versailles court for theft and fraudulent use of bank cards. His crime? Having taken advantage of his job as a temporary hospital worker to steal from hospitalized patients at his place of work. It all started in September 2022, when a patient at the Poissy Saint-Germain-en-Laye intermunicipal hospital center filed a complaint for theft after realizing that his wallet had disappeared while he left for a medical examination.

The culprit then wasted no time since, as the victim had then specified, activities had been recorded on his bank card on the day of the theft. This is how, as our colleagues from Le Parisien always report, the investigators of the Urban Security of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine were able to pursue the thief and realize thanks to the examination of other files that similar cases had taken place. in another health facility a few days earlier. Indeed the culprit, who was finally apprehended, had managed to get hired as a temporary hospital worker in four different hospitals.

A shameful method

Taking advantage of the absence of the patients who had left for examinations, he then entered their room to steal their bank card and steal all the information necessary for their use. It was in early December that the police ended up arresting him and placing him in police custody until his hearing before the Versailles court. Although he did not confess to all the crimes he was accused of, the man was found guilty.

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