Former Dell Children’s patient stole more than $30k from hospital, police say


Austin police on Tuesday filed an arrest warrant for a former Dell Children’s Medical Center patient suspected of stealing more than $30,000 from the hospital in September.

Anthony Clayton Kavanaugh, 28, faces a third-degree felony theft charge, according to an arrest affidavit filed on Tuesday.

The document said employees of the hospital called police on Sept. 25 to report that $31,436.38 in cash and checks had been stolen from the cashier’s office a few days earlier.

Hospital security officers provided surveillance footage of the theft to police that showed a man walking around the hospital on Sept. 23, then entering the locked cashier’s office around 10 p.m.

When the man came out of the office, he appeared to be concealing unknown items in a bath towel he carried into the building, the affidavit said.

A security guard told investigators that he recognized the man in the video and identified him as a former patient. A police officer said in the affidavit that he also recognized a previous jail booking photo of Kavanaugh as the same man in the video.

Kavanaugh was not listed as in custody at the Travis County Jail on Tuesday morning.


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