On April 3 rd, 2020 the Prescott Police Department responded to a call at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center West Campus (YRMC) in Prescott regarding an investigation into one of their housekeeping employees who they believed had been stealing various
items of personal protective equipment and other housekeeping supplies over the last several weeks. An investigation was conducted by officers from our Patrol Bureau with the assistance of
a Detective from our Investigations Section at the hospital. The suspect was identified as 49 year old Prescott resident Keith Brown. Brown worked in housekeeping at YRMC West and was contacted by officers. During his interview he admitted to stealing items from the hospital over the last three weeks to include, gloves, hand sanitizer, surgical scrubs, wash cloths, paper towels, masks, bleach cleaner, an automatic hand sanitizer
machine and toilet paper. The items were recovered from his vehicle and from his residence with an
approximate value of $1700. Brown was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of felony theft and one count of fraud. In addition he has been terminated from employment with YRMC. We are working with the County Attorney’s Office and YRMC regarding the
return of those much needed items to the hospital as soon as possible if the items are deemed safe to use.