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MCSO: Hospital employee accused of stealing patients' credit cards, buying items online

Posted: 2:14 PM, Dec 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-11 20:18:46-05

A hospital employee is behind bars for allegedly buying multiple items from a store online with credit cards that he stole from patients.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office recently charged Filip Chudziak of Surprise with fraudulent scheme, fraudulent credit card and identify theft. 

According to deputies, the 40-year-old suspect is accused of placing several online orders at Joe Bob's Outfitters in Kansas with multiple billing addresses; many of which were in Sun City. 

After a month long investigation, detectives were able to connect Chudziak to the fraudulent charges after discovering many of the packages were mailed to the same address in Surprise, authorities said.

Chudziak is accused of buying gun parts, tools and other items from the store and using his mother-in-law's name on the purchases. His mother-in-law, Marion Dean, was contacted by deputies and explained that she did not authroize the suspect buying the items under her name.

Chudziak, a current Banner Boswell Hospital employee, was arrested in connection to the crimes. Hospital officials said the suspect's job is to move patients and their items while they're being treated, a MCSO press release said.

Banner Boswell Hospital officials released a statement on the matter:

"Our policy is to fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies on criminal investigations. We do not comment on personal matters."

Chudziack allegedly admitted to using some of the patient's credit cards to buy parts to build an AR-15 — a gun that he has always wanted.