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Prescott Police Arrest Hospital Aide In Thefts Of Medical Supplies During Virus Crisis

Prescott Police Department

Authorities say a housekeeping employee has been fired from his job at Yavapai Regional Medical Center after being arrested on suspicion of stealing personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies in recent weeks as the Coronavirus outbreak unfolded.

A Prescott Police Department spokesman says 49-year-old Keith Brown of Prescott was arrested Friday on suspicion of one count each of theft and fraud.

The spokesman says police found numerous items valued at $1,700 in Brown’s vehicle and residence.

The items recovered included gloves, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, wash clothes, paper towels, masks, bleach cleaner, toilet paper and an automatic hand sanitizer.

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