Funeral care employee arrested for stealing deceased veteran’s computer

first_imgNeighbors catch Cape Coral plywood thief red-handed June 2, 2021 AdvertisementOn Tuesday, deputies arrested 51-year-old Dennis Pittard, who is an employee of Veteran’s Funeral Care. Investigators said Pittard stole Zug’s brand new laptop when he went to retrieve Zug’s body on the day of his death. Detectives believe he pawned the computer in Tampa. Pittard is now facing a grand theft charge in Pinellas County and charges for dealing in stolen property and false information to a pawnbroker in Hillsborough County. Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS Naples woman accused of stealing $900 in clothes from high-end store June 3, 2021 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. [WFLA] – When a Donna Besch learned her brother had passed away, she headed south from Pennsylvania to the St. Petersburg assisted living facility where he died.David Zug, who served more than 20 years in the Navy died at the age of 77. When Besch arrived at his facility, she noticed some things were missing from his room. “When I got down to Florida and got into his room, I noticed there were some things that should have been there that were missing,” Besch said. “One of them being his computer.” Besch noticed the computer wasn’t there, because her brother had just purchased it.The facility wouldn’t let Besch access the surveillance video, so she filed a report with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementTags: St. PetersburgTheft FOOTAGE: Casual candle thieves nab $1,200 in merchandise June 14, 2021 Besch said she is disgusted with his behavior. “It’s devastatingly hurtful,” said Besch. “I feel like he just violated my brother while my brother was gone.”President of Veteran’s Funeral Care Jim Rudolph said Pittard worked for the business for six or seven years without any issues. Rudolph fired Pittard after the allegations surfaced. “My word for it is pitiful,” Rudolph said. “You’ve got a guy that came from a military family, father, brother. He had a background working at a funeral home in Washington D.C. before he came down here.”Besch said she wishes she had installed a surveillance camera in her brother’s apartment, noting that she thinks it could have been a deterrent. “I just found it so disrespectful,” said Besch. “How many other people has this happened to? You know? How many other times has this man done this? “ Florida woman’s club treasurer accused of stealing $160,000 in donations to gamble in casinos May 30, 2021 Advertisementlast_img

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *