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Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

November 06, 2009 | | Comments 0

You know things are getting bad these days when thieves are targeting the funeral cars of mourners during a graveside service.

That’s exactly what Stacy Egan and Thomas Beach did recently. They were arrested for stealing anything they found in the funeral cars at a cemetery while the owners of those cars were saying goodbye to a loved one.

“These two had no regard for people who are grieving,” said a spokesperson for Sheriff Tom Dart. After being arrested, the two admitted to some unsolved thefts that occurred over the summer at cemeteries. The two thieves have been charge with stealing items like GPS devices, iPods, purses, wallets, loose change and more. However, the authorities let them go after they posted 10 percent of the $75,000 bond.

With the economy getting worse every day, you’re not even safe when you are at the cemetery grieving the loss of you friends and loved ones. These types of crimes are going to become more common as people have fewer financial resources. Be sure to lock your cars when you are parked at the cemetery and anywhere else for that matter. You never know when you are going to be the victim of one of these thieves.

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