Caretaker pleads guilty to stealing dead veteran's credit cards
NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - A woman caretaker accused of stealing from a dead veteran has pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent credit card use, Campbell County Circuit Court confirmed.
Christy Mae Russell was accused of knowing Steven Reis was dead inside a Dayton, KY house and then using his debit cart for 9 months, charging around $31,500.
Reis's dead body was found inside 121 6th avenue was in September of last year.
Police were investigating a separate case when the suspect told officers about Reis's body.
Reis was a veteran and father of four.
Police say Russell stole some of his military benefits during the 9 months.
She also worked as his caretaker, according to officials
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