A homeless lady who allegedly pickpocketed a useless man was freed on supervised launch with out bail at her arraignment Friday — as sources stated she tried to make use of the sufferer’s stolen money however couldn’t as a result of it was lined in blood.
Geniece Draper, 40 — who was charged with grand and petit larcenies for the morbid crime — stayed mum in court docket after allegedly snatching the pockets of a person who was fatally crushed by a truck final week.
“This defendant appeared on video taking cash out of a useless man’s pocket,” a prosecutor stated on the arraignment listening to.
As she left Manhattan Felony Courtroom, Draper advised The Publish, she was snatching again money from the useless man, who was additionally homeless and recognized as Jerome Smith, 62.
“He robbed me first,” she stated. “He bought killed after.”
Draper stated Smith had swiped $120 from her at an ATM machine, however declined to elaborate.
Geniece Draper was charged with grand and petit larcenies for the crime.
Draper is seen allegedly taking cash out of a useless man’s pocket.
She claims the person stole the cash from her first.
She allegedly advised police she tried to make use of the stolen money however a cashier wouldn’t settle for the cash as a result of it was lined in blood.
“It was solely $40. I knew him from the realm however I didn’t know him personally,” she stated, based on a Manhattan prison grievance.
Police stated Smith was hit by a tractor-trailer at a building website as he crossed Eighth Avenue at West forty fourth Road on Oct. 6.
Transit cops arrested Draper, who has a prolonged rap sheet, after recognizing her on the forty second Road and Eighth Avenue subway station, based on police.
She had what seemed to be a crack pipe in her jacket on the time of her arrest, police sources stated.