August 3, 2023

CNA Arrested, Caught Pawning Patient’s Jewelry

CNA Arrested, Caught Pawning Patient’s Jewelry

Image: Rozin and pawned jewelry

Berline Rozin, 53, of West Palm Beach, Florida was arrested for pawning jewelry that was stolen from a patient at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes in Jensen Beach. Rozin, a nurse at Cabana, was charged by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office for grand theft from a victim over the age of 65. 

According to the arrest report, the victim noticed some of her jewelry had gone missing and reported it to the police and administration at Cabana. “It was important to her. It was some of her life’s jewelry. Berline Rozin violated any level of trust that caretakers hold sacred by stealing from the most vulnerable people in her care,” Sheriff William Snyder told reporters.

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Detectives went to local pawn shops and found slips for the missing items. In addition, they found Rozin on video surveillance pawning the jewelry. “Initially, she said it was family jewelry or she found it,” Snyder said. “It was not rooted in truth. Nothing she said makes sense.” 

Only some of the jewelry belonged to the identified victim. Police believe there might be other victims and are asking anyone that is missing jewelry and has a connection with Rozin to come forward. 

Image: Pawned Jewelry

“The offender took advantage of the woman’s age, and vulnerability,” Snyder said. “If you have a loved one who’s going to be in a care facility, and an overwhelming majority of them are honest, decent people, maybe that’s not the best place to take expensive jewelry, and have it exposed to different staff members.”  

Lisa Cummins, executive director of Cabana, released the following statement after the arrest,  

“Since the onset, we have been working with local authorities to assist in the investigation and recovery of the reported items missing. We are very grateful for the Martin County Sheriff’s quick response to recover the resident’s property. We will continue to work with the authorities and assist in any way possible.” 

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According to the Florida Department of Health, Berline Rozin was licensed as a certified nursing assistant in December 2002; however, her license is currently delinquent. It expired on May 31st, 2023, and has not been renewed. There currently is no disciplinary record attached to her license.

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