Hospital tech gets 2 years for theft from dead Grapevine police officer

Domingo Ramirez Jr. reports in the Star-Telegram:

DALLAS — Dandy “Chris” Wiles stood over the body of a Grapevine man last May in the emergency room at Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine, high on the club drug ketamine as he worked as an emergency room technician.

He was supposed to collect the belongings and jewelry of former Assistant Police Chief Don Armstrong, who had just died of a heart attack during a traffic accident.

Instead, the 29-year-old technician stole Armstrong’s American Express credit card and driver’s license and later used the credit card to buy electronic items, Wiles admitted Thursday morning in a Dallas courtroom.

As Armstrong’s wife and daughter sat in the courtroom, Wiles pleaded guilty to two counts of credit card abuse after the May 10 theft. State District Judge Fred Tinsley sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of $8,000.

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