An Ohio hospital issued an unusual alert on Thursday, Feb. 8, saying a woman may try to abduct a baby there.
Cleveland Clinic police sent out an alert, saying that Dawn Brown, and her husband, Cleveland Police Officer Ken Brown, are being investigated for a scam involving a “fake pregnancy.” She’s also being investigated after saying she has terminal breast cancer, an NBC affiliate reported.
“Information has been received that Dawn Marie Brown is currently running an ongoing scam involving a fake pregnancy,” clinic police said.
Police added, “As her story is now being publicly challenged, we request that you be on the lookout for Dawn Marie Brown.”
“Brown is known to have scouted the Fairview Hospital Birthing Center, and is most likely familiar with the area and procedures used. Investigators are concerned that Brown could attempt to try and take a baby from the hospital. If seen in your areas immediately contact your on-site Cleveland Clinic Police Officers,” according to NBC4i.com.
“Based on information we received from the Cleveland Police Department, we have taken extra measures to ensure patients are safe and secure at Fairview Hospital. We take this matter seriously and want to reassure our patients that their safety is our top priority,” the Cleveland Clinic also said.
Cleveland Police are conducting an internal investigation and a criminal investigation as it involves an officer’s family, Fox8 reported.
No charges have been filed yet, the report said.
WKYC reported that Ken Brown retired from the Cleveland Police Department on Wednesday. He had been assigned to a gang unit.