Ogdensburg psych center nurse accused of stealing credit cards, attempting to open cards in patient's name
OGDENSBURG -- A St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center registered nurse was arrested Dec. 11 by Ogdensburg police on identity theft charges and other counts after she allegedly stole checks, money and credit cards from a patient and a co-worker.
Lindsay A. Irvine, 38, of 915 Knox St., Ogdensburg, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, four counts of second-degree forgery, four counts of second-degree identity theft, all felonies.According to a press release issued Monday, police began investigating the theft of credit cards and money from a patient at the center on Nov. 11. A second investigation into another theft from an employee there was opened five days later, this time of checks and credit cards.
Irvine allegedly used the patient’s credit cards to purchase goods and receive cash at several stores, police said. After the cards were closed, she then attempted to open other credit cards in the patient’s name, said police.
Police said Irvine used the employee’s credit cards and check to purchase goods and receive money at several stores and banks.
Police said Monday that Irvine was being held pending arraignment.