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How low can you go? Police say elderly woman robbed after being hurt in a fall (corrected)

Police believe a 34-year-old woman took the woman's credit card while she was waiting for an ambulance
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Correction: Guelph police has updated their information and say the theft from the purse did not occur at Guelph General Hospital, but instead occurred as the woman was waiting for an ambulance to take her to the hospital.


A female who allegedly stole bank cards from an injured elderly female and went shopping faces several charges.

On Feb. 25, the 77-year-old victim had a fall downtown and was transported to Guelph General Hospital for treatment. It is believed while she was at the hospital several debit and credit cards were removed from her wallet.

The cards were then used to make more than $140 in purchases at a downtown business.

A 34-year-old female of no fixed address is charged with theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property, using a stolen credit card and failing to comply with an undertaking. She was held for a bail hearing Thursday.