Man arrested for series of larcenies at hospitals and schools, Norfolk Police say

Posted at 8:13 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 19:04:05-05

NORFOLK, Va. – The Norfolk Police Department made an arrest Wednesday for a series of larcenies in the city.

48-year-old William C. Broughton was arrested for his alleged involvement in the larcenies.

Photo: Norfolk Police Department

Police believe Broughton blends in with the visitors and employees of several facilities to steal their personal belongings, such as wallets and purses.

They say he then uses the stolen cash and credit cards to make purchases.

Larcenies have happened at the following facilities since the beginning of December 2019:

  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Tidewater Community College
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital
  • Lake Taylor Hospital
  • DePaul Hospital
  • Tobacco Inn

Broughton was wanted for six felony charges, including Credit Card Theft, Credit Card Forgery and Credit Card Fraud.

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