Funeral home employee accused of fraud

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An employee of Calvario Funeral Home is accused of stealing a dead woman’s credit card and using it for purchases.

The Dallas Police Department arrested 33-year-old Juan Vasquez today and charged him with credit card abuse.

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Maria Nieto-Martinez, 24, died in a car accident Oct. 25. Vasquez received her body at the funeral home, and he is accused of stealing a credit card off her body.

Nieto-Martinez’s sister received a message on the dead woman’s email account Oct. 29 showing charges to her credit card, according to the police. Family members then noticed that Nieto-Martinez’s credit card was missing from her personal property. The police contacted businesses where the card had been fraudulently used to obtain photo evidence.

If convicted, Vasquez could face six months to two years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Calvario owner Lupe Garcia declined to comment.

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  • Smokey

    I guess Mr Garcia was too pre-occupied to mind the store with rushing to tear down his building before the deadline and all. It must have been surreal for the family to deal with the death, theft and demo of the parking lot all at the same time. May they find peace…