Missing hospital worker claiming kidnapping found at San Dieo resort

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MESA -- A hospital worker who had been missing since last week has been found safe in California, but her story has taken a bizarre turn.

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Search on for missing hospital worker - azfamily.com's Stacey Delikat reports the search is on for a hospital employee who disappeared after finishing up her shift in the east Valley.

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Pam Nudo, 56, had not been seen since the end of her shift at Banner Desert Medical Center last Thursday.

While her car, a Chevy Cavalier, was also missing, Nudo's wallet, purse and keys were found in her unlocked home.

Her family was concerned because Nudo has a heart condition and did not appear to have her medication with her.

Nudo said she was kidnapped by an armed Hispanic man after she won thousands of dollars at a Valley casino Thursday night.

The hospital contacted police after Nudo failed to show up for work for several days.

Southern California detectives later found Nudo at a San Diego resort.

Mesa police said while Nudo seems to be good health, she is not cooperating with their investigation.