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Home health-care worker accused of stealing patient's credit cards

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Britane Royston, 26, is charged with one count of felony credit card theft and three counts of felony fraudulent use of credit or debit device. Britane Royston, 26, is charged with one count of felony credit card theft and three counts of felony fraudulent use of credit or debit device.

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A home health-care worker is accused of stealing from one of her patient's home over the course of three months in 2014.

Britane Royston, 26, is suspected of taking four credit cards from an 88-year-old Brentwood woman who suffers from dementia. The family of the victim told police they discovered the missing cards on December 15 when Royston called to tell them she would not be working that day due to an illness. After the phone call, the family said they never heard from Royston again.

After discovering the missing cards, the victim's daughter noticed over $3,000 of fraudulent charges had been made. Of the charges, $855.86 were made using the victim's J.C. Penney credit card, $789.97 were made using the victim's MasterCard and $1,560.14 in charges were made to the victim's Discover card.

Royston told police she was given permission by the woman to use her J.C. Penney and Macy's credit cards, but did not say she was given access to the other two cards.

Royston is charged with one count of felony credit card theft and three counts of felony fraudulent use of credit or debit device.

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