Women Arrested For Wheeling Corpse Into Bank In Attempts To Co-Sign Loan

(FeaturedHeadlines.com) A woman was arrested for bringing a dead man into a bank to secure a loan using his signature in Brazil.

The local media reported that a woman named Érika de Souza Vieira Nunes brought the corpse of her dead uncle in a wheelchair to secure a loan of almost $3,250.

The incident happened in the Rio suburbs on April 17, when Nunes went to the bank’s teller and demanded a loan. She repeatedly asked the corpse if he was listening to her and told him that he needed to sign in order to secure the loan.

Footage captured by bank employees shows Nunes continuously trying to straighten her uncle’s neck and prompting him to hold the pen for a signature.

One bank employee can be heard asking Nunes why the man looks pale, to which Nunes replied, “That’s just what he’s like.”

The man was unable to control his head or neck, which made bank employees suspicious and led them to call the police.

The police arrived and arrested Nunes on the charges of fraud and corpse abuse. Upon investigation, Nunes revealed that the man was her uncle. However, Police hinted at an investigation to find out Nunes’s true relation with the man and the involvement of other family members in the fraud.

Fábio Luiz Souza, the investigating officer, stated that the woman knew her 68-year-old uncle was already dead when she brought her to the bank. Souza also revealed that he had never seen such a disturbing incident in his 22-year career as a police officer.

However, Nunes’ lawyer, Ana Carla de Souza Correa, suggested that the man died after entering the bank. Correa noted that the whole incident had been reported falsely and that there were eyewitnesses who could prove the innocence of her client. He suggested that Nunes would once again be a free citizen as the investigation unfolds.

The corpse was taken to a morgue pending investigation.

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