Friday, November 1, 2019

Woman 'steals from dying man after telling hospital staff she's his daughter'

A thief stole a dying patient's belongings from a hospital after convincing staff she was his daughter.

Police are hoping to locate a woman who turned up at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital saying she was the daughter of a terminally ill man, who has since died. She then collected the patient's wallet, bank cards and keys to his house and left with them on August 26.

The mistake only came to light when the man's real daughter visited him in hospital a few weeks later.

West Midlands Police have now issued a CCTV image of a woman wearing a short black dress who officers wish to trace in connection with the theft.

A force spokesperson said: "The woman who took his personal belongings has not returned and we're now appealing to trace her.