Cemetery Worker Steals Deceased WWII Veteran’s Wallet for Pizza And Video Game Spree

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An employee at the Florida National Cemetery stole a credit card from a deceased World War II veteran and used it to pay for pizza and video gaming cards, according to police.

Kevin A. Cullen, 33, was arrested after family of the 93-year-old veteran noticed credit card charges on one of his accounts the same day he was interred at the national cemetery, as reported by WFAL, News Channel 8.

Sheriff’s detectives and a special agent from the Veteran’s Administration Office of Inspector General made contact with Cullen before he reported for work yesterday, according to a press release by the Sumter County Sheriff’s office.

Cullen admitted to removing the deceased veteran’s wallet from the urn. He used the credit card to pay for pizza and video gaming cards, according to the sheriff’s office.

The World War II veteran, who served in the Atlantic as a torpedo man in the U.S. Navy, passed away last November, but was not interred at the Florida National Cemetery until April.

His family members were resolving his financial affairs and discovered credit card charges on one of his accounts. They contacted the Sheriff’s office and cemetery administrators after the discovery.

Cullen has been charged with two counts of fraudulent use of personal information of a deceased person, one count of disturbing contents of a grave or tomb, one count of credit card theft, and one count of petit theft. He is currently being held in lieu of a $11,000 bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.