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Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
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Police: Alachua man withdraws cash on dying man's ATM card


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GAINESVILLE - A maintenance man used a man's ATM card before calling 911 after finding him dead or dying in a Gainesville apartment, police said.

Police learned about the theft three weeks after J.W. White died on July 1.

White's brother called authorities after finding an ATM transaction on White's Bank of America account minutes before paramedics arrived at the University Commons apartment complex on Southwest Archer Road.

Gainesville police arrested 52-year-old Clarence Davis, of Micanopy, on Monday. He remains in the Alachua County Jail on $5,000 bail.

Video footage shows Davis checking the balance and making two withdrawals from White's account for $611.90. Davis told police he had permission to withdraw the money to pay rent and other bills for White.

Police told the Gainesville Sun that Davis admitted to using the money to restore the apartment to re-rent it.

According to the newspaper, White died from an undisclosed medical condition.

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