$11,500 Allegedly Stolen From Elderly Man While In The Hospital

Things couldn’t be any worse for an elderly man who was taken to the hospital last month only to find money he had hidden away in two different places was missing.

The 73 year-old Smithfield man was taken to Johnston Medical Center in April.  While in the hospital, the victim said $1,500 he had tucked away in his car was stolen.  Upon closer examination another $10,000 he had hidden in his house was also missing.

WTSB News is not releasing the man’s name or address.

Smithfield Police confirmed they are investigating the case and are questioning a friend of the elderly victim about the thefts. No charges have been filed.