Ex-deputy charged with stealing dead woman’s credit cards
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Orange County sheriff’s deputy stole credit cards from a dead woman’s Southern California home and used them to make purchases from QVC and an automotive parts store.
The charges come after ex-deputy Steve Hortz was previously indicted on multiple felonies in connection with breaking into the home of a dead man to steal more than $27,000 in guns and other items in July 2020.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced Hortz’s second case in a news release on Friday. Hortz’s attorney said prosecutors have not turned over much information to them in the case.
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