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Nurse accused of using patient's credit cards surrenders to deputies

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Shamika Kawanda Smart and Fannette Renee Housey Shamika Kawanda Smart and Fannette Renee Housey
BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A 31-year-old accused of stealing a hospice patient's credit cards and going on a $10,000 shopping spree surrendered to authorities in Beaufort County Monday morning.

Shamika Kawanda Smart of Hardeeville was wanted on one count of exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

On Jan. 21, an 80-year-old woman living at the Hawthorne Inn on 15 N. Main St. told facility staff that she was unable to find three credit cards that she kept in her room. An investigation revealed that the credit cards had been used to make several unauthorized purchases.

Video surveillance showed Smart and her aunt, 51-year-old Fannette Renee Housey, using the credit cards at multiple locations in the area.

During the time of the cards' theft, Smart was working as a med tech at Hawthorne Inn and was taking care of the victim.

Housey was arrested on Feb. 15 on one count of financial transaction card fraud and has since been released on bond.

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