Nursing home CNA allegedly makes purchases on resident’s credit card



A Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office (RRPSO) deputy responded June 10 to a call for service from Green Meadow Haven in Coushatta regarding a stolen credit card. The victim was a resident at the nursing facility. It was reported that the cardholder had not made a personal transaction in several months and had not authorized its use by anyone. Recent credit card records revealed that on April 30, three unauthorized purchases were made locally and a fourth in Shreveport.

During the subsequent investigation, RRPSO investigators confirmed one unauthorized purchase at a local business. Surveillance footage of the transaction showed a white female wearing scrubs completing a purchase using the victim’s credit card.

She was later identified by Green Meadow Haven staff as Rebecca A. McBride, who at the time of the theft was employed at the facility as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Green Meadow Haven reported that McBride resigned her position June 13 without notice. On July 2, a warrant was secured for McBride’s arrest for Exploitation of the Infirmed. At approximately 8 a.m. July 16 she surrendered to authorities at the RRPSO and was taken into custody without incident.

Rebecca A. McBride, w/f, 37, of the 700 block of Hart Road, Campti was booked into the Red River Parish Jail on one count of Exploitation of Persons with Infirmities. Additional charges are pending completion of the investigation. McBride posted a $5,000 bond and was released the same day pending a trial date.