September 28, 2020

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Monday, September 28, 2020

** NY EMT arrested, charged after stealing and using coronavirus patient’s credit card

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A New York EMT from Staten Island was arraigned Friday on charges involving stealing and using the credit card of a coronavirus patient. That is the word from the New York Daily News (Thomas Tracy/September 25) which said Firuz Barotov, 19, who worked for Primary Care Ambulance at the time, has been fired but is now out on bail. According to the newspaper, he was arrested May 21st, one month after the theft. Police say he used the card several times over a few weeks, racking up $950 in charges at places like 7-Elevens, Shell gas stations, a restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts, and other locales. Barotov told police he quit using the card and threw it away after feeling guilty. There is no word on his next court date.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

** Indiana EMT headed to jail after conviction on child sex charges

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A former Indiana EMT from Russiaville will be cooling his heals for the next few years in jail after being convicted Thursday of having sex with a minor. The Kokomo Tribune (James D. Wolf Jr./September 25) said Chad Bowlby, 46, was handed a 12 year sentence after pleading guilty on August 13th to felony sexual misconduct with a minor x 10. Six years will be served while incarcerated, while the remaining six could be served under house detention. According to the newspaper, the crimes against the 14-year-old took place between August and December 2018. Court heard Bowlby gained access to the girl because he was a family friend and she had expressed interest in a paramedic career. In 2018, he was named Paramedic of the Year by the Indiana EMS Association.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

** Georgia EMT killed on way home from work in wrong way crash

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A female Georgia EMT from Oconee County is dead after being hit by a wrong way driver on her way home from work Friday. WSB TV (September 23) said Jennifer Patrick, 43, who worked for National EMS in Athens, died in the later hours after being hit head-on. According to the news site, a Wednesday EMS procession transported her body to Tennessee for burial. A prehospital medic of eight years, she was also employed part time with Elbert County EMS. Patrick was remembered by co-workers as a dedicated professional who always took the best interests of her patient into account. Funeral services are pending.

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