That's what a mortician's assistant is accused of doing nearly a year ago after transporting a man's body from the morgue to a
Though it took 11 months to unravel the case, records show, it was a wary widow and her dwindling checking account balance that ultimately led authorities to the suspect.
According to a criminal complaint, Jones spotted a piece of paper on the deceased man's chest. It contained bank account information -- and he stole it, along with the man's driver's license. He later withdrew more than
The Greyhound charge was for a one-way ticket to
Jones is charged with bank fraud. Officials at
Here, according to court documents, is what led authorities to Jones:
Shortly after the
A bank investigator discovered eight unauthorized withdrawals from R.P's account -- after his death.
Surveillance videos captured the same individual making each withdrawal: a black male in his 50s. One branch employee also observed that man driving away from the bank in a white minivan bearing the name of a
According to the U.S. Secret Service, the suspect was Jones, who was interviewed by a detective at the
Jones could not be located for comment. The U.S. Secret Service was unavailable for comment.
There is no attorney of record for Jones listed in court documents in
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