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Security guard charged with credit card fraud


Security guard, 28, charged with fraud

A nighttime security guard at a Spring Hill assisted living facility was arrested Friday and charged with organized fraud after he stole an 83-year-old resident's credit card and ran up charges, the Hernando Sheriff's Office said.

Robert McKinney, 28, stole the man's card while working at Atria Evergreen Woods in December, according to a news release. McKinney, of Brooksville, used the card at several local businesses for a total of 16 fraudulent transactions over four days, the Sheriff's Office said.

Family members noticed the suspicious transactions and contacted authorities. Surveillance video showed McKinney using the card, according to the Sheriff's Office.

McKinney was arrested last month on similar charges that stemmed from the theft of another Evergreen Woods resident's credit card, the Sheriff's Office said. He remained in the Hernando County Detention Center on Tuesday in lieu of $2,000 bail.

Times staff

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