The patient left his wallet with his clothes in a bag while he had a procedure, police said.
A hospital statement to Channel 2 said, in part, “Unfortunately, theft in public places tends to increase during the holidays, and hospitals are not immune. We continue to be vigilant during this time.”
A few days later, Roswell police said a doctor at a pediatric office got credit fraud alerts after her card was missing.
A suspicious woman was reported in the pediatric office that day, matching the description of a woman police say used the hospital patient’s card.
"If the situation is ideal, you have a loved one that can come with you,” Ross said, “or you can leave your wallet at home with friends ... with someone you trust."