An worker of the Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Workplace has been charged with stealing bank cards from a deceased lady and buying almost $7,500 in residence enchancment provides, electronics, airline tickets and different gadgets.
Willie Garcon, 49, of the 1200 block of New York Avenue in Brooklyn, was charged with theft by illegal taking (third diploma) and bank card theft (fourth diploma). He was taken into custody on Could 21 and lodged within the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly.
A detention listening to can be held quickly in Superior Court docket, after which the case can be ready for presentation to a grand jury for potential indictment, based on info supplied by Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina on Could 22.
The investigation started earlier this month after a relative of the decedent contacted the Lumberton Township Police Division and knowledgeable investigators that new expenses had accrued on her bank cards because the time of her demise in March, based on the assertion.
The investigation revealed that Garcon, working as an investigator for the Medical Examiner’s Workplace, allegedly responded to the decedent’s residence after she had been found by police throughout a well-being examine. She died alone, and as a routine operate following an unattended demise, the Medical Examiner’s Workplace was contacted. On this incident, Garcon took custody of the decedent and introduced her to the Burlington County morgue in Westampton, based on the assertion.
The investigation additional revealed that Garcon allegedly started utilizing the decedent’s bank cards two days after transporting her physique, accumulating $7,500 in expenses. He allegedly bought $817 in flooring from Lowe’s, a laptop computer from Staples for $876, two Apple Watches for $876 and an airline ticket for a future date from Newark to Haiti, the place Garcon is initially from, based on the assertion.
Garcon started working on the Medical Examiner’s Workplace in early February of this 12 months. Anyone with a deceased cherished one who got here into contact with the Medical Examiner’s Workplace since that point and suspects a theft may have occurred is requested to name the Prosecutor’s Workplace at 609-265-5035 and ask to talk to the responsibility detective.
Garcon can be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Brian Faulk, supervisor of the BCPO Particular Investigations Unit (SIU). The investigation was performed by the Lumberton Township Police Division, with help from the BCPO SIU. The lead investigator was Lumberton Township Detective Aaron Roselli.