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NEW YORK – A New York EMT is accused of stealing a debit card from a patient’s purse while he was on a call, and then using the card to buy food and alcohol.

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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced charges against Robert Marshall in a news release, saying Marshall was indicted and arraigned on a number of charges, including forgery, falsifying business records, criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft.

Katz said that Marshall was working for the Fire Department of New York as an emergency medical responder on Aug. 8 when he transported a 79-year-old patient who later reported she was missing a red debit card from the wallet in her purse.

Surveillance footage from a liquor store in Queens allegedly shows the defendant on Aug. 8, using a red debit card to buy two bottles of Moet Champagne, Katz said. Investigators said the same debit card was used to make purchases at a pizzeria, a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, a grocery store and a laundromat.

“The first responder allegedly used the medical crisis of a senior citizen as an opportunity to steal and indulge himself,” Katz said. “When those tasked with helping New Yorkers abuse their positions of trust and hurt New Yorkers, they will be held accountable.”

Marshall’s attorney, Oliver Storch, told WNBC that the public should not judge his client before all the facts are known.

“Mr. Marshall is in the business of saving lives, with a very young child, and he was terribly shocked and embarrassed by these allegations. He wants to make sure that his alleged actions do not reflect on his colleagues in the FDNY. We will review the indictment and address the charges in the appropriate forum.”

Marshall faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.