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Ex-hospital worker sentenced to year in jail for taking patient credit cards

Emmanuel A. Fakoya, 57, a 30-year employee of OU Medical Center, pleaded guilty to taking credit card belonging to man in a coma
by Tim Willert Modified: August 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm •  Published: August 23, 2012
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A judge sentenced a former emergency room technician Wednesday to one year in county jail for using credit cards belonging to critically ill patients.

Emmanuel A. Fakoya, 57, of Oklahoma City, was also given three years probation.

Fakoya pleaded guilty in April to multiple charges, including two counts of taking a credit or debit card.

A 30-year employee, Fakoya resigned from OU Medical Center following his arrest in May 2011.

One of those patients, the victim of a motorcycle accident, was in a coma when his card was taken out of his wallet on Dec. 30, 2010, police said.

Allen Brown's credit card was used 16 times over a four-day period while he was in the hospital's intensive care unit, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Brown survived his injuries and addressed the court Wednesday, along with a second victim, Johnny Dickson.

Dickson and his wife were hospitalized March 11, 2011, following a car accident. Dickson's credit card was taken out of his wallet during his hospital stay and used in three states over a three-day period, police said.

Both patients had their clothes removed during treatment for their injuries, records show.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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