Monday 25 September 2017

Woman accused of stealing over 100 items from graveyards to decorate her house faces up to five years in jail

Kathy Armstrong

A woman accused of stealing almost 200 items from graveyards to decorate her house may be jailed for up to five years.

Police seized 188 items from Lisa Cororan's house after a tip-off - including a memorial bench, ceramics and flowers.

Corcoran (45) is accused of stealing the items from two graveyards in Genesee County in Michigan earlier this year.

MLive reports that police tracked down the suspected grave robber after a concerned member of the public accused her of driving off with stolen flowers.

After they arrived at her house they found it was filled with flowers and other allegedly stolen goods, including the $500 (€443) bench.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said: "To steal from the dead is an unimaginable act that defies description.

"This is a new low."

Investigators are still sorting through the items and hope to return them to family members soon, those with items missing should contact the Sheriff's department.

Corcoran was arrested on Wednesday and faces up to five years behind bars if convicted.

She's is currently being held in Genesee County Jail on a $5000 (€4,430) bond.

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