Hospital Guard Caught Stealing From Visitor www.privateofficer.com
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Nashville TN. Oct. 30, 2007
A security guard at Vanderbilt University Medical Center was arrested today after she admitted that she stole $2,300 from a woman’s purse that she searched while on duty, police said.
The female victim was entering the emergency department through a metal detector at the time, police said in an affidavit.
The guard, Nikesia Monique Floyd, 26, worked for a private contractor at the hospital, a police affidavit states.The theft was discovered Oct. 11 when another visitor noticed $300 missing from her purse and approached Floyd about it, the police affidavit states.“Ms. Floyd initially denied taking the money, but later admitted to the theft in front of her supervisor and (Vanderbilt) officers,” the affidavit says.During a follow-up investigation by Vanderbilt detectives, Floyd admitted on Oct. 12 that she took $2,300 from the purse, the affidavit said. The money belonged to the victim and her husband, police said.Floyd was arrested and charged with theft over $1,000. Her bond was set at $10,000.
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