Thursday, February 24, 2011

Man Left Dead Uncle In His Home, Went Gambling

California - A man has been arrested on a number of charges after allegedly failing to notify authorities that his uncle died and then stealing money from the victim’s account. A relative of a 63-year-old man flagged down deputies and told them the man was dead inside his home. When authorities began investigating the scene, a deputy spotted the victim’s nephew, 45-year-old Patrick Lara, abruptly stop when he drove into view of the home and turn around. Deputies pulled Lara over and began to question him. Lara allegedly told them he never called for medical attention after his uncle broke his arm and died a short time later. Receipts found inside the home indicate that Lara had used the man’s ATM card to get cash from his accounts, even using it to gamble.  More…

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