Thief uses bank card of dead neighbour
1 April 2004, BILBAO – A thief who stole more than EUR 3,000 using the bank card of a neighbour who had died has been arrested, police said Thursday.
1 April 2004
BILBAO – A thief who stole more than EUR 3,000 using the bank card of a neighbour who had died has been arrested, police said Thursday.
The 37-year-old first stole money on the day the neighbour's body was discovered by police.
He had died about a month before and neighbours called police because of the smell of his corpse in their block of flats.
The thief, who has a history of drug taking, had stolen the card when he found the body hours before the police arrived.
He was a neighbour of the dead man.
The thief used the card 55 times to steal a total of EUR 3,075.
The thefts were carried out between 6 and 15 March.
But he was caught when a bank cashier became suspicious and called police.
The thief was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing cash from the dead man.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news