New York coroner stole $800 Louis Vuitton bag from dead man

That’s cold.

An employee of the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office stole an $800 Louis Vuitton bag from the home of a dead man whose body he was taking to the morgue, officials and sources said Thursday.

Trevor Rheams, 49, was arrested for stealing the luxury bag from the dead man’s kitchen in Jamaica, Queens, on Aug. 9, then stuffing it in a pillowcase and stowing it in his city vehicle, according to the city’s Department of Investigations.

“[Office of the Chief Medical Examiner] Employees are trusted to handle difficult and sensitive work, and their professionalism and integrity are paramount,” DOI Commissioner Jocelyn Strauber said in a statement.

“As charged, this city employee betrayed that trust when he used his access to the home and personal belongings of a deceased person to steal a luxury bag.”

Trevor Rheams, 49, was arrested for stealing the luxury bag from the dead man's kitchen on August 9 in Jamaica, Queens.
Trevor Rheams, 49, was arrested for allegedly stealing the luxury bag from the dead man’s kitchen on August 9 in Jamaica, Queens.
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Rheams was charged with misdemeanor petty theft and misconduct in Manhattan Criminal Court and was released without bail Tuesday, the DOI said.

The suspect has been a coroner’s driver since May 2007 and earns $49,000 a year. He is now in modified service, officials said. His charges were not released until Tuesday when he appeared in court.

Rheams was caught while he and a colleague were driving to an apartment building on First Avenue in Jamaica to pick up a body and drive to headquarters in Manhattan, DOI said.

Body cam footage from a police officer at the scene showed the bag in the kitchen of the home.

No one saw Rheams take the bag, but the next day an employee cleaning his car found the bag with the dead man’s name in a pillowcase on the passenger-side floor. The bureau referred the incident for investigation, officials said.

Rheams will appear in court on January 10 and face up to a year behind bars for theft.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/15/nyc-medical-examiner-worker-swipes-800-bag-from-dead-man-officials/ New York coroner stole $800 Louis Vuitton bag from dead man

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