Nursing Intern Arrested for Stealing from Patient

By: Press Release Email
By: Press Release Email

LCSO Press Release:

On July 13, 2009, a 52-year-old Tallahassee man reported his credit card had been stolen and that unauthorized charges had occurred.

The victim reported he discovered the theft several days after being treated at the Capital Regional Medical Center Emergency Room and canceled his credit card. Later the victim discovered unauthorized transactions had been made on his credit card account.

Two transactions were at local Walmarts for $74.18 and one transaction was for $100.00 which was charged to Keiser University, in the name of Damaria Belford.

An investigation by Leon County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Detectives revealed that Belford is a nursing intern at CRMC, and was working at CRMC on the date that the victim was being treated at the Emergency Room.

It has been determined that while the victim was at CRMC, Belford gathered the victim’s personal property, including his wallet, and placed them into a hospital bag. As Belford placed the victim’s wallet in the bag, he stole a credit card which Belford later used for the aforementioned thefts.

Belford has been arrested and booked into the Leon County Jail, where he is charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Criminal Use of Personal ID, Petit Theft.

Damaria Belford
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card
Criminal Use of Personal Identification
Petit Theft

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  • by lucy Location: gadsden county on Sep 4, 2009 at 03:44 PM
    I have known Mr Belord for a very long TIME and no matter what you are anybody else think of him I know the truth he's a hard working very repectful young man that would give you the shirt off his back.No one knows what this young man was comfronted with, his mom is in prison and his grandmother who raised him whom he love dearly is disable and enduring some serious health problems and on a lot of medication he has a three sisters and one has some mental health problems and she has a a two year old child and he's in nursing school to much pressure will break the best of us Mario i'm praying for you and I know will see you through this because he's not like man can't see themselves for looking at you, so you hold your head up God still love you and so do I.I leave you with Romans 8:31 when God be for us who can be against us.
  • by Friend on Sep 3, 2009 at 05:05 PM
    Maria is a great person for those of you don't know him whom and can only be judge by the beholder"God". Everyone get a chance to fall just as God said a just man would do, but it's up to them to up back up again and press their way. Judge not pray more,God still answer knee mail for all. To the victom of this crime,as a fried of him I would like to say that we are truly sorry that this happen to you,but we must forgive and continue to pray daily.
  • by Pastor Paul Location: Leon County on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:19 PM
    No one is exempt from the attack of the devil as a matter of fact it could've been need to read 1st corinthians 10:12 wherefore let that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.and psalm 37:24 though he fall he shall not be utterly cast down:for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand after all he's a forgiving God what do you need him to forgive you for no one's perfect not even you, so stop judging lest you be judged.
  • by me Location: tally on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    WTH Is this a man or a woman????? What ever it is their actions are pretty twisted. stealing from people that you are supposed to be there to take care of.
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