A 24-year-old man was arrested after he used his deceased neighbour’s credit card to buy pizza worth R100 000.
Robert Sharkey appeared in court on charges of theft after stealing 68-year-old Marie Conlon’s credit card.
The court also discovered that Conlon had been deceased for two years and Sharkey had not reported her death. Instead, he stole her credit card in August 2015 after she died.
According to Metro.UK, Conlon’s body was found in October 2017. She was last seen alive in January 2015.
Sharkey was arrested following the discovery of her body.
He pleaded guilty to 10 of the 11 charges against him, which included breaking into his neighbour’s house, taking tools, batteries and a coffee mug and stealing £50 (about R850) cash and a debit card.
He also used her credit card to buy pizza worth £5 900 (R100 300) from October 2015 to 2017.
Sentencing is set to take place on October 12.