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Nurse Accused Of Urinating In Patient's Kitchen Sink

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (CBS/AP) - A New Jersey couple thought a nurse they'd hired was stealing from them, so they set up a hidden camera. Turns out the woman was doing much more.

Police said a hidden camera captured the nurse urinating in a kitchen sink in front of the 1-year-old child she was hired to watch.

Kassandra Fields-Ralph is charged with lewdness, child endangerment and theft.

South Brunswick Police Sgt. James Ryan said the investigation began after the child's parents told police they suspected the 38-year-old was stealing from them.

Ryan said the video showed Fields-Ralph urinating in the sink three times and taking a sweater.

The Perth Amboy resident is a licensed practical nurse who was hired by the couple because their child has special needs and requires constant supervision.

It is not clear whether Fields-Ralph has hired an attorney.

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