Westerville, Ohio - A man who disguised himself as a doctor is a suspect in credit card thefts from a hospital locker room.
The crime happened at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s in Westerville.
Ashley Snyder said she was shocked when she found out that someone racked up more than $1,100 on her credit cards. It was even tougher to hear that the suspect appeared to be a doctor.
“I have faith it wasn't a real doctor, but it's sad because doctors are trusted, and it's sad he would use that persona to get what he wants,” Snyder said.
Snyder, a nurse, said she was working at St. Ann’s when someone stole her cards from an employee locker room.
According to police, her cards were used at eight stores along Cleveland Avenue, including Shopper's World, Citi Trends, Payless, Meijer and CVS.
Cameras at CVS caught the suspect, who was wearing a white lab coat and also has some sort of identification badge hanging from his waistband.
Not only is the man dressed as a doctor, but according to police, he even told the clerk he was a doctor at St. Ann's Hospital.
Despite the man’s claims, police said they don’t believe he is a doctor.
“We are pretty confident in saying he's not from St. Ann's and he doesn't work there,” officials told 10TV News.
In fact, hospital security said the coat and name tag he wears in the video are different from those worn by employees.
The news is comforting to Snyder, who said she couldn’t imagine a doctor stealing her credit cards.
Mount Carmel said the theft at St. Ann's Hospital is an isolated incident, and police say they haven't taken any similar reports.
If you recognize the man in the video call Westerville police at 614-901-6866.
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