Man Charged For Allegedly Putting $40,000 On Dead Man's Credit Card

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A Franklin County grand jury indicted a 22-year-old man in connection with allegedly using a dead man's credit card.

Christopher Burcham was indicted on three counts including theft, identity fraud and misuse of a credit card.

Prosecutors said that Burcham stole the card from George Addy's wallet after he died in late 2012.

Burcham was a friend of Addy's daughter, according to the indictment.

Burcham allegedly charged $40,000 on the card over the next month by running it through a card reader on his phone, according to prosecutors.

If Burcham is found guilty, he could face up to four years in prison.

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