- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Police are investigating after a Warwick mother reported that someone stole about $2,000 in cash donations from the hospital room of her 15-month-old son battling leukemia.

Kelly Smith says a fundraiser held for her son on Friday raised approximately $2,700 in checks and $3,730 in cash.

Smith was left with about $3,000 in cash after her husband paid some bills. The money was put in the front pocket of Smith’s pants, which she left in a bathroom attached to her son’s room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital when she went to sleep Sunday night.

But on Monday morning, Smith says she woke to find just $1,075 in her pants. The boy’s father’s wedding band was also missing.

Hospital officials say they will assist the police investigation in any way necessary.

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