Man steals from home of neighbor who lied dead on the floor after committing suicide


Lying on floor (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A heartless thief who did not care that his neighbors was lying dead on the floor, stole bank account information and withdrew money, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, 48-year-old Mark Stoneman of Plymouth, has been sentenced to serve 8 months in prison after being convicted of theft, fraud and burglary.

Stoneman was also ordered to pay a fine of 1,500 pounds ($1,983).

According to the police investigation, Stoneman of Meadfoot Terrace, broke into the apartment of Justin Brookman after he had committed suicide, and used his bank details to withdraw 1,500 pounds.

Stoneman also removed Brookman’s stereo system before contacting the police to say that he was concerned about the welfare of his neighbor.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Brookman dead on the floor along with a suicide note.

Brookman, who suffered from a high level of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), left all relevant banking data next to the suicide note before taking his own life along with instructions on how to pay for his funeral.

However, police did not find the information. Stoneman contacted Lloyds Bank and posed as Brookman to access the account.

He also visited an ATM at the post office on three consecutive days, using the victim’s card to withdraw 1,500 pounds.