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Employee allegedly uses woman’s stolen credit card

Resident saw nurse looking in cabinet where  purse was kept

A nurse at Stonerise Morgantown — formerly Mapleshire — is accused of using a resident’s credit card to buy $158.89 worth of goods.

Amanda Dawn Holcomb, 39, of Morgantown, is charged with two counts of access device fraud by the West Virginia State Police.

On Nov. 8, the alleged victim, a resident of the nursing center, woke up about 11 p.m. to see her nurse, Holcomb, going through the cabinet where she keeps her purse, according to a criminal complaint. The next morning, she discovered her Chase credit card was missing from her purse.

The woman’s credit card records showed two unauthorized transactions, the complaint said. The first, about 2:56 a.m. at Sheetz on Chestnut Ridge Road, for $56.66. The second, for $102.23, at CVS on Pineview Drive about 6:30 a.m.

Both locations are less than half a mile from Stonerise, the complaint noted.

Both Sheetz and CVS had surveillance footage of the transactions, which the complaint said showed a woman with brown hair, wearing blue nursing scrubs with an ID card clipped to the left side of her pants, a gray coat and a blue face mask.

The suspect in the footage was identified as Holcomb by a Stonerise employee, according to the complaint.

Video from Stonerise also showed Holcomb leaving about 2:50 a.m. and returning with a Sheetz bag around 3:11 a.m., the complaint said. Holcomb clocked out at 6:07 a.m.

The person who answered the phone for Stonerise Morgantown,  said “she’s not on my list,” when The Dominion Post asked about Holcomb’s employment status. She hung up when asked her name.

Two previous messages were not returned in time for this report.

Holcomb was arraigned by Magistrate Ron Bane and is being held in North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $60,000 bond.

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