Dead Men Don't Cash Checks!


Administrator Emeritus
Mar 6, 2005
This is unbelievable!

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two men wheeled a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and tried to cash his Social Security check before being arrested on fraud charges, police said.

David J. Dalaia and James O'Hare pushed Virgilio Cintron's body from the Manhattan apartment that O'Hare and Cintron shared to Pay-O-Matic, about a block away, spokesman Paul Browne said witnesses told police.

"The witnesses saw the two pushing the chair with Cintron flopping from side to side and the two individuals propping him up and keeping him from flopping from side to side," Browne said.

The men left Cintron's body outside the store, went inside and tried to cash his $355 check, Browne said. The store's clerk, who knew Cintron, asked the men where he was, and O'Hare told the clerk they would go and get him, Browne said.

A police detective who was having lunch at a restaurant next to the check-cashing store noticed a crowd forming around Cintron's body, and "it's immediately apparent to him that Cintron is dead," Browne said.

The detective called uniformed New York Police Department officers at a nearby precinct. Emergency medical technicians arrived as O'Hare and Dalaia were preparing to wheel Cintron's body into the check-cashing store, Browne said. Police arrested Dalaia and O'Hare there, he said.

Cintron's body was taken to a hospital morgue. The medical examiner's office told police it appeared Cintron, 66, had died of natural causes within the previous 24 hours, Browne said.

"He was deceased in the apartment when he was removed by these two," Browne said.

Dalaia and O'Hare, both 65, were being held by police and faced check fraud charges, Browne said.

A call to a telephone number listed for Cintron at the apartment he shared with O'Hare went unanswered Tuesday evening. Police said they didn't have an address for Dalaia or attorney information for him or O'Hare. E-mail to a friend

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Wow... no seriously, WOW. I would love to be the judge that got the pleasure of punishing those two.

That's quite possibly as low as one can stoop and I hope they get PUNISHED severely. I mean, I don't care who you are, that is F'd up!

The dead guy is somebody's father and probably someone's grandfather. If some low-life did that to my Dad or my Grandpa I would do bad things.... VERY bad things.:X
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I dunno, it coulda been like Squish suggested. The guys coulda friends for all we know.
I read a different account of this story. They were all friends and all small time crooks and drunks/ drug addicts. Just pooling resources so they could all chase their next high. The two guys probably had no thoughts that what they were doing could be so wrong. Their buddy would have shared if he was still alive, so they were just trying to fulfill his wishes (or so they thought).
What do you do with these people? They steal crap from other people and/or are usually on some Govt. check. Some of them work but I'm sure not very well. The money they spend on drugs funds a bunch of criminal activity, not only here but in other countries as well. If you put them in jail they usually resume their life where they left off when they get out. On the show Intervention on A&E they said the success rate for rehab is around 7%.
A typical response from the Squisherman. Keep it up, I'd expect nothing less from you. :P

and I agree, euthanasia for the dregs/ leeches of society would certainly be a motivating factor for those who wish to improve their lot in life. ;)
Heh I'm just a savage stuck in a bleeding heart world, my ancient ancestors were apparently vikings. I think I woulda fit right in.:D

I'm living my life on the hope that no one ever seriously crosses me or my family.