Ex-aide charged in credit card theft

By on April 27, 2016

A former nursing aide at a Denver senior-care facility is charged with stealing a patient’s credit card and making more than $1,500 in purchases.

East Cocalico Township police Detective Keith Neff charged 28-year-old Rachael Leanne Raffe with felony access device fraud.

Rachael Leanne Raffe

Rachael Leanne Raffe

Raffe, Bernville, Berks County, turned herself in April 19 and was arraigned by District Judge Nancy Hamill. Raffe is free on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Raffe was a nursing aide at Denver Health and Rehabilitation Services, 400 E. Lancaster Ave., when she stole the Capitol One credit card in February from a female patient.

The victim then discovered $1,518 worth of purchases were made between Feb. 17 and 28 at numerous local stores and restaurants, including Speedway, Sunoco, McDonalds, Walmart, and Weis Markets.

Surveillance video from the purchases revealed the person using the card to be Raffe.

Raffe worked at the center as an aide from December 2015 to Feb. 21.

In a police interview last month, Raffe admitted to taking the card and using it for purchases. She paid the full restitution owed at her April 19 arraignment.

Raffe is presumed innocent.

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