Man arrested in connection with hospital debit card theft
POLICE have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the theft of debit card details from an elderly woman in hospital shortly before she died. The theft was only discovered after the death of Rose Donnelly, aged 82, of Fiveacres, London Colney, in
POLICE have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the theft of debit card details from an elderly woman in hospital shortly before she died.
The theft was only discovered after the death of Rose Donnelly, aged 82, of Fiveacres, London Colney, in Hemel Hempstead Hospital on June 2.
When her family went through her belongings they found letters from various firms containing receipts for items she had allegedly bought while she was in hospital.
They included purchases such as basketball boots and products from an Ann Summers shop which she would never have made.
You may also want to watch:
Mrs Donnelly's granddaughter Louise Garden passed the information on to police when she realised the items had been purchased online and sent to a named person at a Hemel Hempstead address.
But they told her it was up to the bank to recover the money as it was not the family's loss and the bank would need to contact the police about it. Subsequently a spokesperson for Barclays Bank questioned why the police were not being proactive as it was beyond the bank's remit to carry out an investigation into the identity of the thief.
- 1 Urgent care hub to be created at St Albans City Hospital
- 2 Planning permission granted for 45-home London Colney development
- 3 Aboyne Lodge celebrates new headteacher and revamp
- 4 Remembering one of Hertfordshire's best-known estate agents
- 5 St Albans street remembers sacrifices of WWI heroes
- 6 St Albans City get the FA Cup train moving with replay success over Concord
- 7 Market trader pledges to shave beard for new St Albans recovery home
- 8 Appeal for witnesses after fatal road accident
- 9 University of Hertfordshire paedophile caught with more than 500 child abuse images
- 10 No cars mean children can play out in streets
A police spokesperson confirmed this week that a 36-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead had been arrested and released on police bail until October 16.