The suspect, a certified nursing assistant, was discovered recently stealing a Glendora elderly patient’s debit card information and admitted to stealing information of two more elderly victims, one of whom lost tens of thousands of dollars.
Authorities were alerted to suspect Maui Berganio’s actions after an elderly patient at Kindred Transitional Care, 410 W. Ada Ave., awoke to find him kneeling by her bedside Jan. 8. It was later learned that Berganio obtained the patient’s debit card information and attempted to make more than $8,000 in fraudulent online transactions, police said in a written statement.
After his arrest by Glendora detectives, Berganio, 29, admitted to fraudulently obtaining the account information of the two other victims, one of whom is deceased. The latter’s financial losses are estimated at more than $40,000, police said.
Berganio told investigators he has also worked at many other facilities in the area, including Arbor Glen in Glendora; West Covina’s Doctor’s Hospital, West Haven Healthcare Center, Queen of the Valley Hospital; and Sierra View Care Center in Baldwin Park. Berganio may have worked at other facilities.
Berganio, a resident of West Covina, was arrested at his home Feb. 26 and booked on suspicion of identity theft. He is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Anyone with questions or information regarding these crimes should call Detective Zach Houser at (626) 914-8286, or at (626) 914-8250.