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Thursday, January 10, 2008

 

New York men wheel out corpse in bid to cash cheque

‘Two New York men wheeled the corpse of their friend around midtown Manhattan in an office chair in a failed attempt to cash his $US355 ($405) Social Security cheque, police said.

Virgilio Cintron, 66, had died of natural causes when two of his friends, David Dalaia and James O’Hare, both aged 65, brought him to a cheque-cashing store in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood.

“They were trying to pass him off as still being alive,” police spokesman Paul Browne said.’




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