Steele said the suspect is “very comfortable” in the hospitals and does not stand out to anyone. That initially led him to believe the suspect was a volunteer or employee.
“But that is not the case. Ruled that out,” he said.
Showing the photos of the suspect, one from the hospital and others from stores, also turned up nothing.
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“Nobody remembers seeing her,” Steele said.
The detective said he feels sure it is the same suspect on the stealing spree, but he is not totally sure it is a woman.
“Some have looked at the photos saying they think it is a man,” Steele said.
He said the suspect walks with a limp or side-to-side movement. Most of the items purchased are gift cards and lottery tickets.
A store employee described the suspect as a woman in her mid-60s wearing a wig, according to the report.
Two credit card thefts were reported last month at Kettering Health Network facilities. A credit card theft also was reported at Cardiologist Specialists of Dayton in Washington Twp. on Nov. 11, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim told deputies her wallet was taken from her purse, which was behind the receptionist’s desk, according to a Facebook post from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
The credit cards were used at area stores.