Tow truck driver accused of stealing crash victim’s credit card

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>> Matt: FIRST, THOUGH, A TOW TRUCK DRIVER ARRESTED HE'S ACCUSED OF STEALING AND USING A DEAD MAN'S CREDIT CARD THE DRIVER IS THE MAN WHO TOWED AWAY THE VICTIM'S CAR FROM A DEADLY CRASH SCENE THIS IS NEWS 6 AT 6:00 I'M MATT AUSTIN

>> Ginger: I'M GINGER GADSDEN IN FOR LISA BELL TONIGHT THE CRASH HAPPENED LAST WEDNESDAY IN VOLUSIA COUNTY KILLING A 60-YEAR-OLD MAN LOREN KORN SPOKE WITH THE TRUCK DRIVER TODAY AND HE TOLD YOU HE DID IT? >> Reporter: YES, GINGER I MEAN, THAT HARDLY EVER HAPPENS WHEN WE TALK TO PEOPLE ACCUSED OF DOING SUCH CRIMES WE SPOKE WITH HIM TODAY

HE SAYS HE'S NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE, NEVER BEEN ARRESTED AND TOLD US EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED HERE AT THIS TOWING YARD RIGHT BEHIND ME >>> A HORRIFIC THREE-CAR FATAL CRASH ALONG HIGHWAY 44 LAST WEDNESDAY KILLED 60-YEAR-OLD ROBERT SULLIVAN BUT FOR SULLIVAN'S WIFE, THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUED WHILE PLANNING FOR HER HUSBAND'S FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE LEARNED SOMEONE WAS USING HIS BANK CARD >> I FOUND OUT THAT SOMEONE HAD STOLEN OUR CAR AND USED IT AFTER THAT

>> Reporter: THAT SOMEONE DEPUTIES SAY IS THIS 34-YEAR-OLD TOW TRUCK DRIVER FROM JOHNNY'S TOWING AND RECOVERY WHO RESPONDED TO THE CRASH >> I TOOK THE CARD AT THE YARD >> Reporter: WE SPOKE TO HIM OUTSIDE HIS ORANGE CITY HOME SHORTLY AFTER BONDING OUT OF JAIL AND ASKING HIM WHY HE DID IT? >> I WAS JUST TRYING TO PAY MY CAR MY MAIN CONCERN WAS THE CAR PAYMENT >> Reporter: DEPUTIES SAY THE MAN USED THE BANK CARD FOUR TIMES AFTER THE MAN'S DEATH, SPENDING CLOSE TO $1800 ON THIS CAR AND A FURNITURE RENTAL PLACE

>> I WAS SAYING TO MYSELF, SHOULD I DO IT AND SHOULD I NOT DO IT AND THEN WENT FOR IT AND ON THIS SIDE I KNEW I WAS GOING TO GET CAUGHT >> Reporter: HE USED A FAKE NAME TO ORDER CAR PARTS >> THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW >> Reporter: AND HAS THIS MESSAGE FOR SULLIVAN'S WIFE WHO REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL >> MA'AM, I APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT I'VE DONE

I HAD NO RIGHT GOING INTO HER POSSESSIONS AND TOUCHING SOMETHING I HAD NO MANNER TO DO >> Reporter: WE CALLED MRS SULLIVAN BUT SHE DECLINED TO COMMENT AS FOR THE MAN HE DOESN'T THINK HE'LL BE WORKING HERE MUCH LONGER HE CALLED UP THE COMPANY TODAY TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT HAPPENED,