Miami-Dade County

Police: Woman swindled cancer patients for cash

A South Florida woman is accused of fraudulently taking cash payments for the treatment of cancer patients in Miami Beach.

Miami Beach Police say Mildred Ibet Roca, 56, stole cash payments made by patients in return offering discounts for treatments at Aptium Oncology at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Police say Roca also fraudulently billed for services at the center's affiliated locations and also billed insurance companies while pocketing the payments.

The alleged crime netted more than $12,395.

Rosa reportedly admitted during police interrogation that she did steal from the company, but insists she stole no more than $1,500.

Roca has been charged with five counts of Grand Theft and one count of Organized Scheme to Defraud