Did St. Cloud, Florida cop Dianne Ferreira use a dead man’s credit cards to buy a Wendy’s meal?


Dianne Ferreira, 25, is a former patrol officer in Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida, United States. In August 2021, the St. Cloud Police Department hired her.

Working as a St. Cloud Police Department patrol officer, Ferreira responded to a 911 call of a man in cardiac arrest on April 3, 2023. Emergency crews found the man dead on arrival.


While on the scene of the investigation, Ferreira took pictures of the dead man’s credit cards. She loaded the credit cards into multiple mobile applications on her phone and then using them for personal purchases. 

On April 4, 2023, Ferreira started using the credit cards to make purchases. She spent $450 on a mobile food order at Wendy’s, a hotel room and seven mobile fuel purchases.

On April 14, 2023, the dead man’s widow contacted the St. Cloud Police Department to report strange charges on her husband’s credit cards. After the cards were cancelled, two additional charges were attempted, which were eyelash extensions and another fuel charge.


According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation continued and detectives were able to identify the make and model of Ferreira’s vehicle and general description. When confronted by investigators, she confessed to the crimes.

On May 9, 2023, Ferreira was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail in Kissimmee, Osceola County on $4,000 bond. A few hours later, she posted bond.

The St. Cloud Police Department fired Ferreira without pay. She was charged with criminal use of the personal identification information of deceased, fraudulent use of credit card over $200 and theft by taking or retaining possession of a card.

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