Officials: FDNY firefighter charged for stealing credit cards from dead patient during EMS call

Officials say Sylus McKenzie, 33, of the Bronx, stole an American Express card and a Mastercard while responding to a 911 call.

News 12 Staff

Jun 20, 2023, 3:57 PM

Updated 300 days ago

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Officials: FDNY firefighter charged for stealing credit cards from dead patient during EMS call
New York City officials say a FDNY firefighter has been indicted for stealing credit cards from a dead patient and charging money on them.
Officials say Sylus McKenzie, 33, of the Bronx, stole an American Express card and a Mastercard while responding to a 911 call at the Manhattan home of a patient who died.
McKenzie allegedly went to various stores in the Bronx and made or attempted to make over $1,000 in purchases.
McKenzie has been indicted with grand larceny, identity theft and other charges. He is due back in court on Sept. 7.


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