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Police officer steals dead man’s credit card and buys $3,200 diamond ring

By Mason White 2:30 PM June 4, 2015
Officer Ymmacula Pierre 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer shamed the New York Police Department with her disgraceful actions while on duty.

Ymmacula Pierre, a veteran of the New York Police force, is in trouble with the law after investigators said she used the credit card of a dead person to buy a diamond ring.

Prosecutors said the officer was on duty when she was called to an apartment on East 14th Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, for a welfare check on Ken Sanden.

Police were called after 65-year-old Sanden, an architect, did show up for work. Pierre went to the home and found him dead.

Pierre contacted his niece before allegedly stealing some of his belongings, including his credit card and email information.

Records show that the card was used to buy a diamond ring from Zales for $3,282.58 two days later.

The man’s niece was contacted the credit card company after she did not recognize the charge, and the order was canceled.

Pierre was arrested when investigators allegedly traced the order back to a computer owned by Pierre’s boyfriend. The item was allegedly supposed to be shipped to the officer’s home

Pierre was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, identity theft and official misconduct.

She pleaded not guilty and was released on her own recognizance. She was suspended from the police department, pending the outcome of the investigation.