Filipino nursing assistant in U.S. arrested for stealing

A Filipino nursing assistant identified as Maui Berganio has been arrested in the United States for allegedly stealing from his elderly patient.

Balitang America through Yahoo! News Philippines reports that the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) was nabbed in California for allegedly obtaining and using the patient’s debit card information to make online purchases without her knowledge.

The 29-year-old nursing assistant was believed to have stolen over $40,000 from the victim who is now deceased.

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According to Glendora Police, Berganio admitted that he obtained the accounts of at least two elderly persons in a fraudulent way.

The suspect reportedly worked at various facilities. Investigators are now trying to find out if he had previously committed similar crimes, the report stated.