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Hamilton cops allege man took woman's purse as she lay dead after hit-and-run

01/09/2012 02:47 EST | Updated 03/10/2012 05:12 EST
HAMILTON - An Ontario man is facing charges after allegedly taking a woman's purse as she lay dead following a hit-and-run.

The 20-year-old woman was struck and killed early last Sept. 18 as she was crossing a street in Hamilton.

Due to the force of the impact, Hamilton police say her personal items were thrown several metres down the street.

Detectives say her purse contained a wallet with her identification and credit card and a credit card belonging to her boyfriend.

Police allege that while the woman's body was still on the street, a man took her purse and then fraudulently used the credit cards.

Jason Dave Trotter, 29, of Hamilton is charged with four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, two theft charges and two possession charges.

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