- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A former Santa Fe paramedic has requested a reduced sentence after receiving five years of probation for charges of stealing a dead man’s debit card while on the job and using it to fund an $11,000 shopping spree.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2t41q3N ) a judge will consider 32-year-old Michael John Harcharik’s request next week.

Harcharik pleaded no contest in December to three counts of violating the Remote Financial Service Unit Act and one count of identity theft for stealing the debit card of 76-year-old Allan Pearson.

Harcharik was one of the responders who arrived at the scene after a caretaker found Pearson dead in his home in March 2016.

Harcharik is accused of using the debit card for two weeks.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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