It happened last week at Presbyterian Hospital in Elizabeth.
John Tsumas said, while his father was on a ventilator, someone walked into the room and stole his father's wallet. The suspect, which surveillance video shows is a woman , then made almost two hundred dollars in purchases of alcohol at an ABC store, fast food at a Bojangle's restaurant, and convenience store items with credit cards that were in the wallet.
Tsumas' father passed away three days after the theft.
The hospital released a statement saying this incident is highly unacceptable and they are very disappointed that it has occurred in one of their facilities. They added they are working closely with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to make sure this incident is thoroughly investigated and the individuals responsible are held accountable.
Police report they may be close to making an arrest in the case.