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Police are looking for two men caught on camera using a debit card stolen from a University Hospital intensive care patient.

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Police are looking for two men caught on camera using a debit card stolen from a University Hospital intensive care patient.

According to an incident report, the 59-year-old Thomson woman was flown to University Hospital on Nov. 12 and remained in a coma for several days. Later the victim’s daughter discovered a debit card and a bottle of Xanax had been removed from her mother’s purse, which had been left on a table by her bed.

On Nov. 18, nearly $400 in transactions were spread across six gas stations and three cellphone service providers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1464.

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/11/12 - 01:39 pm
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Questions

1st Question
Univ Hospital doesn't secure ICU patient valuables?

2nd Question
why not just use the 911 GPS location tracker built into every digital Cell Phone since 2005 and locate the person(s)?

They have the record of the debit charge for the cell phone, so they know the vendor, the vendor has the cell phone number and MAC on file, and the persons ID (GA Lic. ) used to purchase the phones.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/11/12 - 01:53 pm
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Suggestion to Store owners

When placing a security camera to capture customer faces entering the store, consider using 8mm or 12mm lenses, instead 3.4mm or 4mm wide angle.

See some examples here:
http://www.apexcctv.com/t-lens-field-of-view-comparison-tool.aspx

bubbajackson
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bubbajackson 12/11/12 - 02:30 pm
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how did they get the pin
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how did they get the pin number?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/11/12 - 02:36 pm
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PIN

In retail stores, you have the option of choosing debit or credit when you use a debit card. For small purchases, they don't even ask you to sign credit card receipts any more. But even if the convenience store clerk asked him to sign, he probably didn't check I.D.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/11/12 - 02:38 pm
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Valuables

If one takes the time to read the "patient information" booklet provided in every hospital room, you will read that the hospital does not assume responsibility for lost or stolen items. They specifically request that you not have valuables of any kind in the room.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/11/12 - 02:40 pm
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Xanax

I'm also surprised that the hospital nurse did not confiscate the Xanax bottle. You're not supposed to self-medicate while under hospital care. I guess the nurse just assumed a woman in a coma would have no chance of taking the medicine.

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 12/11/12 - 03:46 pm
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brother was in a motorcycle
Unpublished

brother was in a motorcycle accident years ago. All his jewelry that he was wearing entering the hospital for emergency surgery went "missing" between beginning of surgery and end of surgery. All to common thing. #shaking my head.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/11/12 - 05:13 pm
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I Agree With All Comments Above

Just one question, how do you insure that you don't have valuables on you when you are taken to the Emergency room unconscious?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 12/11/12 - 05:11 pm
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What happens

if I have accident, taken away unconscious, what happens to my wallet that usually have a few hundreds in it and what about my carry?

Does that small print that I'm responsible apply?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/11/12 - 05:56 pm
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Emergency Room

If you're unconscious, you're just out of luck. Your valuables will come into the hospital and OneOfTheSane's 2:46 post applies. The patient information book I was referring to is in the normall hospital rooms patients are admitted into. In a hospital, all the cards in the deck are stacked in the hospital's favor.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 12/11/12 - 09:22 pm
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"In retail stores, you have

"In retail stores, you have the option of choosing debit or credit when you use a debit card. For small purchases, they don't even ask you to sign credit card receipts any more."

This person had to have a pin for any in person purchases. The "swipe" machines and gas pumps require the pin be input. Of course, this may have been a combo debit/credit if there is such a thing.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/12/12 - 01:31 am
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Scumbag

Anyone who would steal from a sick person is the lowest scum on the planet. I hope they catch this guy and throw the book at him.
A real big heavy book. Right between the eyes!

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/12/12 - 09:54 am
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Most debit cards double as VISA or Master Cards

When they stole the Card they had access to the Wallet.
The ZIP CODE is all that is needed when using it as a Credit card.

Thomson, GA. has 1 Zip Code 30824

griff6035
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griff6035 12/12/12 - 10:08 am
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Theft

Looks like a inside helper, what would these two be doing in ICU.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 12/12/12 - 12:10 pm
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allhans
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allhans 12/12/12 - 02:00 pm
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Employees? It appears to be

Employees? It appears to be the case.

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