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Paramedic Jailed For Robbing From The Dead

by | 30th, May 2007

WHICH is worse – stealing from the living or stealing from the dead? Whatever the answer, one doubts whether paramedic David Wright was embroiled in an internal ethical debate when he rifled though the wallet of a corpse.

Before sentencing him to 12 months in prison, Derby Crown Court heard how the 50-year-old ambulance man nicked three cards and a pin number from the body of 66-year-old David Denbow after being called out on an emergency on June 5 2005.

Wright then proceeded to withdraw £500 from the dead man’s account that day, while still dressed in his paramedic uniform. Unfortunately for the experienced East Midlands Ambulance Serviceman, his illicit ATM shenanigans were caught on CCTV.

The prosecution’s Dominic Shelley, using all his skill and years of legal training, surmised that “Of course, there’s no way Mr Denbow could have made these withdrawals because he had been dead for at least two hours”.

Move over Quincy…



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