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(WFTV Orlando)   Woman is shocked, SHOCKED that someone would dress in scrubs with a stethoscope around their neck and pretend to be a home health nurse in order to steal and pawn thousands in jewelry   (wftv.com ) divider line
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2014-07-31 10:29:41 PM  
Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.
 
2014-08-01 02:42:40 AM  

feckingmorons: Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.


Even if she was - always check both medical and personal ID.
 
2014-08-01 02:46:53 AM  
Well she clearly didn't want it if she didn't even notice it missing. Greedy hoarders.
 
2014-08-01 02:48:07 AM  
Hell, people would dress as morticians to be able to steal the filings from the corpses teeth if the margin was enough
 
2014-08-01 02:54:04 AM  
Shoot, I've known people who had every single light fixture and a few plumbing fixtures stolen when the renters moved.
 
2014-08-01 02:59:44 AM  
My grandma was days away from being murdered by one of these people, so home health care workers need stricter supervision or should just be shot on sight.
 
2014-08-01 03:04:10 AM  
data.whicdn.com
 
2014-08-01 03:13:19 AM  
According to reports, Sabrina McCall, 35, pawned thousands of dollars of the victim's jewelry at a pawn shop, but when the victim's mother caught on, reports said McCall bought some of the jewelry back and planted it in the victim's home.
"She took a diamond ring, a diamond bracelet, a diamond pendant and she cashed a check for $340," said the 85-year-old victim, who did not want to be identified.


How old is the victim's mother? 105? 110?
 
2014-08-01 03:15:57 AM  

feckingmorons: Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.


What if they offer me a free colonoscopy?  Those are pretty expensive and a free one would be hard to pass up.
 
2014-08-01 04:18:17 AM  
True story time:
Years ago, someone went to a woman's home claiming to be a doctor with the CDC, investigating a dengue outbreak. He actually got the woman to take off her clothes, and gave her a full body exam.

Now, to truly make it a Fark-worthy story:
The doctor was a 16-year classmate of mine. He was friend's with the woman's daughter, and she found out once he started bragging about it in school.

Bonus:
This happened in Cleveland, Ohio, in november, where dengue fever is completely unheard of.
 
2014-08-01 07:03:54 AM  
Pretty low to pick on a confused old lady. Yeah stupid of her to have assumed an on call nurse would have arrived prepped for surgery was legit, but you name me any old lady who isn't batty as hell. When I worked on a emi unit there were some absolute psychos there, dementia tends to eat the nicest parts of a personality first.
 
2014-08-01 07:07:31 AM  

dikkcor28: How old is the victim's mother? 105? 110?


^
 
2014-08-01 07:42:42 AM  

praxis44241: True story time:
Years ago, someone went to a woman's home claiming to be a doctor with the CDC, investigating a dengue outbreak. He actually got the woman to take off her clothes, and gave her a full body exam.

Now, to truly make it a Fark-worthy story:
The doctor was a 16-year classmate of mine. He was friend's with the woman's daughter, and she found out once he started bragging about it in school.

Bonus:
This happened in Cleveland, Ohio, in november, where dengue fever is completely unheard of.


True story?
We prefer cool stories here.

(Kidding)


Also, let me guess, this was around the same time Dougie Howser was showing?


/something something society something their weak and elderly
/or something
 
2014-08-01 09:03:17 AM  
In our agency we are required to wear an ID badge at all times and the nurses don't wear scrubs, only the home health aides. When they schedule visits, the receptionists give you the exact time someone will be arriving and what their name is. The problem is that when you have one nurse, one physical therapist, one occupational therapist, one speech therapist, and three home health aide visits in one week, you stop writing it down because it's overwhelming for most people. Then again, I work for a pretty large agency that only takes insurance cases, no private pay, so there is much more regulation.
 
2014-08-01 09:16:16 AM  

Bonobo62: feckingmorons: Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.

What if they offer me a free colonoscopy?  Those are pretty expensive and a free one would be hard to pass up.


FTFY
 
2014-08-01 09:17:29 AM  

feckingmorons: Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.


A lot of 85-year-olds might not really be all that sure if they were expecting a nurse.
 
2014-08-01 09:19:04 AM  

peppercorn360: In our agency we are required to wear an ID badge at all times and the nurses don't wear scrubs, only the home health aides. When they schedule visits, the receptionists give you the exact time someone will be arriving and what their name is. The problem is that when you have one nurse, one physical therapist, one occupational therapist, one speech therapist, and three home health aide visits in one week, you stop writing it down because it's overwhelming for most people. Then again, I work for a pretty large agency that only takes insurance cases, no private pay, so there is much more regulation.


This.  The only difference at our agency is we have the clinicians call the patient, introduce themselves and schedule the initial appointment.
 
2014-08-01 10:31:11 AM  
The GF is a Director of a home health care office. I already passed this article along to her so she could tell her field people to tighten up on patient communication and ID wearing. Now that this has hit the news, every meth-head in Florida is looking for scrubs.
 
2014-08-01 12:35:57 PM  

feckingmorons: Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-01 09:30:41 PM  

WelldeadLink: feckingmorons: Was the woman expecting a home care nurse? If someone just shows up and says they're your nurse and you're not expecting a nurse tell them to bugger off.

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Helllloooooooooooooooooo nurse!

/Thanks Obama
//No really, thanks for the nurses!
 
2014-08-02 10:55:08 AM  
I work as a home health RN.  Home births.  Not one person has ever asked me for ID, which I find very strange.


I think the scrubs instill a sort of trust in people.  They will open up and trust you because you are wearing them.

I wish they weren't so trusting.  Last year a man pretended to be an MD, and was offering free pelvic exams to the local women.  And they let him in, and perform the exams.  That's incredibly scary and gross.
 
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