An NYPD Officer has been charged with using a dead man’s credit card to buy diamond jewelry, Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said Tuesday, according to CBS New York.
On July 14, 2014, Officer Ymmacula Pierre went to an apartment in Greenwich Village for a wellness check, found the resident dead, and documented the man’s belongings as per regulations - including a Citibank MasterCard. Two days later, however, Pierre allegedly used the credit card information to purchase a diamond ring valued at more than $3,200 from Zales, Vance said.
The dead man’s relative was notified by Zales of the possible credit card fraud, and alerted the vendor before the jewelry was delivered to the address allegedly specified by Pierre. Pierre was charged with criminal possession of stolen property, identity theft, attempted grand larceny and official misconduct.