NJ hospital guard charged with stealing tens of thousands from patients
SECAUCUS — A hospital security guard has been charged with stealing from patients, including one who was fighting to survive COVID-19.
Danny Rivera, 40, stole more than $500 in cash and $20,000 worth of jewelry in three separate incidents on April 28, May 29 and July 15, police said.
The items had been stored by the patients in a hospital safe that Rivera had access to, the Jersey Journal reported, citing a criminal complaint.
The Jersey City resident was charged with three counts of theft and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon and was being held at the Hudson County Correctional Center.
New Jersey 101.5 did not know Wednesday whether Rivera had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
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