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Hamilton man arrested for allegedly stealing hit-and-run victim's purse

Hamilton police say a man is facing charges after allegedly taking a woman's purse as she lay dead following a hit-and-run.

The 20-year-old woman was struck and killed early last Sept. 18 as she was crossing Main Street East.

Due to the force of the impact, police say her personal items were thrown several metres down the street.

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Detectives say her purse contained a wallet with her identification and credit card and a credit card belonging to her boyfriend.

Police allege that while the woman's body was still on the street, a man took her purse and then fraudulently used the credit cards.

Jason Dave Trotter, 29, of Hamilton is charged with four counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, two theft charges and two possession charges.

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