Charges in robbing of dead relative

September 22, 2008 9:03:06 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say a man and woman accused of using a relative's credit card for years after her death have been extradited from Nebraska. Forty-one-year-old William Reader and 38-year-old Terra Piper are charged with identity theft and unlawful credit card use. Before moving to Nebraska, both were living with two relatives in Lincoln, Del.

When the 83-year-old relative died in 2001, police say the two stole the woman's credit card. Eventually, police say, Reader and Piper spent $25,000 on the woman's credit card from 2003 to 2007.

Delaware and Nebraska detectives worked together to find the two and arrest them. They are being held at the Sussex Correctional Center on $46,000 cash bond.

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