Tennessee woman steals car crash victim’s wallet, buys alcohol and cigarettes

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GREENBRIER, Tenn. — A Tennessee woman is facing charges after police say she stole a wallet from a fatal car wreck victim and used his credit card to buy beer and cigarettes.

26-year-old Brittney McCoy is being charged with theft, burglary, tampering with evidence and fraudulent use of a credit after she purchased the items from a convenience store.

According to The Tennessean, local police believe she took the wallet before others arrived on the scene to help.

“She claimed she found it lying by a tree,” Greenbrier Police Chief K.D. Smith said. “To my knowledge, she didn’t try to help the victim. Another gentleman, the second person on the scene, was the one who called for help. He tried to care for the gentleman in the car, hold his head up and help all he could until the paramedics got there.”

She in jail under a $37,000 bond.