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Florida nursing assistant accused of stealing patient’s identity to get credit card and cosmetic surgery

Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

DELTONA, FL– An in-home nursing assistant is now facing several charges after she reportedly stole her patient’s identity and opened a line of credit to get cosmetic surgery.
31-year-old Tiffany Acuna was taken into custody on the 27th when she went back to the victim’s home to set up a repayment plan with the victim’s husband.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says they first began investigating the case after the 88-year-old contacted them on April 4th after receiving a $7,160.11 credit card bill.
Authorities learned that the bill was issued by Moon Plastic Surgery for several procedures that Acuna received.
While Acuna denied opening a credit card in the victim’s name and receiving cosmetic surgery to police, she later contacted the victim’s husband and asked to meet with him so that she could set up a repayment plan.
On April 27, Acuna went to the victim’s home with an envelope containing $1,500 cash and a loan agreement contract.
Deputies were waiting for her and took her into custody.
Acuna then told deputies that the victim, who has Alzheimer’s, gave her permission to use her identity to pay for cosmetic surgery.
Acuna has since been charged with grand theft and fraudulent use of ID without consent of a victim 60 or older.