Pair plead guilty to identity theft after using dead friend’s credit card

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The 1989 film “Weekend at Bernie’s” became real this week when two Denver men took their dead friend on a night out, Newser reports.

After finding their friend dead at home, Robert Young, 43, and Mark Rubinson, 25, decided to bring him out on the town for one last hurrah. They stuck the body in the backseat of the car and spent the night visiting a series of bars, restaurants, and strip clubs. Classily, they used their passed-away pal’s credit card to pay for drinks.

The man had died from a lethal mix of drugs and alcohol. Young said he didn’t think his friend was dead, just drunk. Rubinson and Young plead guilty to abusing a corpse and identity theft, and were sentenced to community service and two years of probation.

The pair also agreed to take drug and alcohol tests, as well as write a letter of apology to the dead man’s family, who pushed for leniency in the sentencing.

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