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Woman steals credit card from dead car crash victim and buys beer and cigarettes

By Mason White 2:03 PM July 13, 2016
Brittney McCoy 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing the credit card of a car crash victim instead of helping him, according to police in Tennessee.

Greenbrier Police said that they have arrested 26-year-old Brittney McCoy, after being accused of arriving at the scene of the crash, where she stole the wallet of 67-year-old Ronald Lewis Clinard.

McCoy was charged with theft, burglary, tampering with evidence and the fraudulent use of a credit card. She was booked into the Robertson County Jail, and her bail was set at $37,000.

According to the police investigation, McCoy was the first person to reach Clinard, after crashing his red Chevrolet pickup truck.

McCoy did not try to help the victim and instead, she stole his wallet and left. Another man, who was the second person on the scene, called for help.

McCoy went to a nearby store, where she bought cigarettes and beer. A gun was reported missing from the scene of the accident.

When the wallet was not found at the scene, the Clinard family called the bank, and were informed about McCoy’s purchases.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video, and saw McCoy using the victim’s credit card.

Clinard drove on the highway when his truck crossed two lanes of traffic, hit a grassy embankment and went in the air before it stopped in a section of trees.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.