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Police Allege Two Women Drove Dead Man To Bank So They Could Steal His Money, Staff Could See Him From Car

Local authorities in northeastern Ohio have accused two women of driving a deceased man to a bank and stealing money from his account before transporting his body to a hospital on Monday, according to multiple reports. did.

According to Ashtabula County, Karen Kasbohm and Loreen Bea Ferraro drove 80-year-old Douglas Layman to a bank and withdrew money from his account before taking his body to Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC). ) is said to have been abandoned at an emergency room.authorities, star beacon report. According to the newspaper, Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell said it is suspected that Layman's bank would have allowed the women to withdraw money if Layman had been present during past incidents.

“The charge is that Banks propped him up in the front seat of the car and took him to the drive-thru so Banks could find him in the car and make the withdrawal,” Stell said. told FOX 8 Newsaccording to the outlet's video report.

Kasbaum and Ferraro are suspected of withdrawing about $900, Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney Cecilia Cooper said, according to FOX 8 News. They reportedly face felony charges of theft of a corpse and gross abuse, the attorney said.

“They are being charged with abuse of a corpse for removing a dead person and doing something that shocks the conscience,” Cooper told FOX 8 News. (Related: Police say woman slept with husband's mummified body for four years and performed rituals with it: report)

Police said the women were not related to Reiman, but lived with him and were found dead. They reportedly did not provide ACMC staff with any of the information when they brought the man in, but one of them provided the information over the phone hours later, Cleveland 19 News reported. . report. Police officers then showed up at the house where the women were living, questioned them, and filed charges.

“It's really sad because these are the only things this poor man had – based on the evidence so far.” [women]'' Cooper told FOX 8 News.

Both Stell and Cooper reportedly said the alleged behavior was unusual. “I've never heard of a story like this outside of fiction,” Cooper told FOX 8 News.

This is the first time in Stell's 28 years of law enforcement that he has come across an incident like this, he told the magazine.

Layman's cause of death has not yet been released, the Ashtabula County Coroner's Office told FOX 8 News.

The investigation is reportedly ongoing and the women may face additional charges. If convicted, the two women could spend up to a year on each charge, the newspaper said.

The Daily Caller reached out to Ashtabula Police Chief Robert Stell, but did not receive a response at the time of this report.

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