North Fulton County

Hospital security guard accused of stealing patient's credit card

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — Roswell Police say an Allied Universal hospital security guard stole from a patient, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Tony Jones is charged with ID theft and credit card fraud.

Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik met with the victim, who asked to remain anonymous. He says hospital staff told him he could secure his personal belongings with security while he underwent medical treatment. When he received his wallet, he noticed one of his credit cards was missing.

"It was so stressful that five days later I went back to the hospital," he told Petchenik.

Police say Jones used the card at a nearby QT gas station while the victim was hospitalized. Authorities were able to identify Jones from security footage at the gas station.

"This is a crime and he should pay for it," the victim said.


A spokesperson for Allied Universal sent Channel 2 Action News this statement Thursday:

"We are aware of the alleged theft involving a former security professional, who is no longer employed with our company. First, we want to apologize to the patient impacted, and also share that we perform background checks on every individual prior to hiring. Moreover, this type of behavior is not reflective of core values and standards we set for our thousands of employees. We are cooperating with the police on the investigation and are working to establish some additional policies and procedures to prevent this type of incident from occurring in the future."

Jones worked at the hospital since September of last year. Authorities told Petchenik they worry there could be other victims.

"If you were staying at the hospital during the period that person was employed there, definitely check your credit card statements or accounts and see if there are any questionable charges on there," said Lisa Holland, with the Roswell Police Department.