Man poses as janitor, steals wallet from hospital employee, police say

Atlanta police said Thomas Miller posed as a janitor at Grady Memorial Hospital before stealing an employee's iPad and wallet from a locked room.
Atlanta police said Thomas Miller posed as a janitor at Grady Memorial Hospital before stealing an employee's iPad and wallet from a locked room.

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

Credit: Atlanta Police Department

A man is accused of donning an unusual disguise to steal from employees at area hospitals, Atlanta police said.

Officers were dispatched to Grady Memorial Hospital on Nov. 19 after receiving a call from a man who said his wallet and iPad were stolen from a locked room.

A cleaning cart was found parked outside the room, but the employee told police that the custodial crew never entered the secured room. Officers reviewed the hospital’s surveillance cameras and noticed a man pushing the cart through the hallway shortly before the alleged theft occurred.

Police spoke with Grady’s security guards, who told them the man seen pushing the cart in the video was not employed by the hospital.

The following day, Atlanta police learned that a man named Thomas Miller had been arrested for loitering inside a hospital in a nearby jurisdiction. Police were able to identify Miller as the same man who posed as a janitor at Grady the day before and arrested him on charges of theft and prowling, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday evening whether Miller was still behind bars.

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