Police: suspect stole wallets and credit cards from Bettendorf hospital in 2019


A 38-year-old Chicago man is behind bars after police say he stole wallets and credit cards from a Bettendorf hospital in 2019.

Tory Tolbert faces criminal charges of unauthorized use of credit cards – over $ 1,000, and a charge of second degree theft.

Shortly before noon on May 20, 2019, Tolbert entered the employee locker room at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Bettendorf and took two wallets with credit cards, Bettendorf police said in an arrest affidavit.

Tolbert then used the stolen credit cards to purchase two MacBook Pros from Best Buy valued at $ 2,995. He then went to Target and tried to buy two Apple iPads worth about $ 1,016 with the two stolen credit cards, but the transactions were declined, the affidavit states.

It was videotaped at Trinity, Best Buy and Target, police said.

A Crimedex alert indicated that Tolbert was involved in several other similar incidents in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana, according to the affidavit. (CrimeDex is an online network used by fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals who work together to prevent fraud, shoplifting, retail organized crime and other white collar crimes.)

Tolbert, who is being held at Scott County Jail on $ 10,000 cash-only bail, is due in Scott County court for a sentencing hearing on Jan. 14.


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