New Westminster – On April 14th, 2020 at approximately 2:45 AM, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a theft from Royal Columbian Hospital that occurred between 9:40 pm and 12:30 am.
A female, described as being 20 to 30 years old, entered the hospital at and changed into hospital scrubs. The female entered into a staff area, allegedly broke into an on-duty nurse’s locker and stole a wallet containing cash, credit cards, and other cards. The suspect female left the hospital, and allegedly used one of the stolen credit cards at a nearby business.
New Westminster Police investigators reviewed video surveillance and were able to identify the suspect. Once the suspect was identified, charges were recommended to crown counsel, as the suspect was already in custody for unrelated offences.
On April 27th, 2020, 19 year old Surrey residence Taylor Minion was charged with the following offenses:
- Break and Enter, section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code,
- Theft under $5000, section 334(b) of the Criminal Code,
- Use of credit card obtained in the commission of an offence, section 342(1)(c) of the Criminal Code, and
- Fraud under $5000, section 380(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.
“It is upsetting that someone would allegedly steal from health care staff, especially while they are at work in a hospital,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We’re working with hospital staff and security to help ensure that this is doesn’t happen again.”
Ms. Minion remains in custody to appear in court.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Jeff Scott