A 43-year-old nurse has been arrested for stealing money that the family of one of her patients had prepared to pay for medical expenses, police revealed.
Megumi Morita is accused of stealing an envelope containing 500,000 yen from the room of a male patient she had been in charge of at a hospital in Tokyo’s Nishi Tokyo city, last June, Fuji TV reported.
According to the charge, the money was placed in an envelope inside the bag of an elderly patient’s daughter, who had come to the hospital for a visit and to pay for medical expenses for her father.
The patient was in a private room with limited access to staff and visitors. Police arrested Morita based on surveillance camera footage analysis.
According to police, Morita has denied stealing the money.© Japan Today