Southwest Florida Nurse Accused of ID Theft, Fraud of Elderly Patients

A southwest Florida home health nurse is accused of opening fraudulent credit accounts in the names of at least eight of her patients.

Lee County Sheriff's officials said Friday that Lynn Schlosser became a suspect after they received a complaint about identity theft and credit card fraud in January. She was working as a registered nurse providing home health care to patients.

Investigators obtained her client list and discovered she'd opened accounts in the names of eight patients, ranging in age from 65 to 92.

They say evidence found on her home computer links her to the crimes. Detectives say Schlosser used stolen credit cards to buy iPads, DVDs and spent more than $1,400 to buy tires, brakes and a battery.

It's not known whether she hired a lawyer.

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