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3 NJ Women Arrested For Stealing 380 Grave Markers
CBS philly ^ | 06/06/2011 | staff

Posted on 06/06/2011 5:09:08 PM PDT by maine yankee

CINNAMINSON, N.J. (CBS) – Three New Jersey women are behind bars for a crime, that is becoming more and more common according to police. Authorities say they stole brass markers from the graves of veterans at local cemeteries, and sold the stolen markers to a scrap yard. Authorities tell Eyewitness News the suspects needed drug money.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: grave; theft; veterans
How low can you go ?
1 posted on 06/06/2011 5:09:16 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: maine yankee

Bring back public flogging and the stockades.
For some, there is no other way to learn.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 5:11:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (Castigo Cay is in print and on Kindle.)
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To: maine yankee

The scrap yard owners need to be held just as accountable.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 5:11:51 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: maine yankee

I’m hoping the scrapyards turned them in.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 5:12:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: maine yankee

Haven’t you been watching TV, Jersey can go pretty low.


5 posted on 06/06/2011 5:13:16 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Not that scrap owner, he called the cops. But this keeps going on because there is a market for the markers and urns. I agree with public flogging. Where is Charles Bronson when you need him?


6 posted on 06/06/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I agree.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Looks like the scrapyard owner turned them in.

Sgt. Covert says a Philadelphia scrap dealer who paid around $1,500 for the stolen goods, is the one who tipped off authorities.
8 posted on 06/06/2011 5:14:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

I had a basement full of copper piping ripped out of my late father-in-laws house. I called the scrapyard they don’t want to be bothered.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 5:14:41 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: maine yankee
TAGLINE

Pictured (from left) are 19-year-old Arielli Levin, 27-year-old Jamie Babcock and 25-year-old Tosha Fugett. All three are charged with stealing military grave markers at Lakeview Cemetery in Cinnaminson, Burlington County, and then trying to sell them to a Philadelphia scrap yard.
10 posted on 06/06/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Karl Childers (Sling Blade 1996))
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To: jerseyrocks

In this case the scrapyard owner turned them in and risked $1500 by paying them and he may or may not get the money back.


11 posted on 06/06/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Travis McGee

I agree. and the libs can’t say it cruel or unusual because we’ve done it in the past.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 5:18:06 PM PDT by devistate one four (Popping smoke! 2012 the year of the taxpayer! TET68)
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To: maine yankee

Another pet peeve of mine involves stealing baby markers. The type of small stone of small lambs and little angels. I read an article a few months back that these stolen items are the newest “accessory” to your garden. I understand that these babies have been deceased for generations (sometimes a hundred years or more) but there should still be a respect for the dead. Just because parents didn’t grieve over the death of this child yesterday, doesn’t make it acceptable in my book. Of course, I was probably just raised differently.


13 posted on 06/06/2011 5:20:33 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: cripplecreek

Why the heck would anyone buy veteran’s grave markers? I hope they were under a pile of metal and he didn’t see them.


14 posted on 06/06/2011 5:21:27 PM PDT by Rocketwolf68 (Bring back the crusades)
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To: maine yankee

People can go much lower than the vast majority of us would ever believe possible.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 5:25:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Rocketwolf68

He bought them and then turned them in. He could have simply turned them away and they would have found a less honorable scrap yard owner.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 5:30:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: maine yankee

The scape yard that bought them is just as guilty and they are then ones that need to pay to replace each and everyone.


17 posted on 06/06/2011 5:43:21 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Thank goodness this scrapyard dealer was honest. There was a recent story about some historical bell being stolen. I thought, what kind of lowlife DOES that, and what kind of POS junk dealer PAID for it? Don’t these “dealers” get suspicious when some meth head comes in with obviously stolen copper wire, pipes, etc.?


18 posted on 06/06/2011 5:43:44 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: boop

If you think about it the yard owner actually strengthened the case against the perps. Scrapyards generally don’t give cash over a few bucks so somebody signed a name and got a check.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 5:47:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: maine yankee

At least a couple of times a year this sort of dumbazz tries to steal the overhead copper caternary from some abandoned Norfolk Southern trackage....not realizing that the wires are still very live.

The survivors are prosecuted.

So far, no prosecutions.

No recidivism either.


20 posted on 06/06/2011 5:50:53 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: cripplecreek

That $1500 went straight to the friendly neighborhood meth dealer.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 5:51:38 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
That $1500 went straight to the friendly neighborhood meth dealer.

So taking them to a less honest scrapper would prevent that?
22 posted on 06/06/2011 5:54:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: maine yankee
There is no bottom to that low.

The scrap dealer, should have just made an excuse, stepped away and called the police at that time.

I was watching "American Picker" one night, and they had found an very,very old cross from a cemetery, can't remember if it had a name. They bought it because of course they could sell at a profit to some decorator, disgusting, and he thought it was cool. Don't watch them anymore

Anyway, I think there really should be a law on dealing in grave markers, just as Ivory tusks. There is no need in anyone owning these things.

The very old grave markers are beautiful and I love seeing them. What despicable people to steal these things.

23 posted on 06/06/2011 5:56:40 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: boop
I thought, what kind of lowlife DOES that

During my time in the Coast Guard stationed up in Maine we would run across Buoy's missing their bells,and gongs. low life's would cut them off with a torch and then sell the brass or metal they were made of. that was back in the 60s I was aboard a Buoy tender then.

24 posted on 06/06/2011 5:57:08 PM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: cripplecreek
Are these the metal flag holders? My husband had two of them , WWII & Korean War, both are missing.

He was 15, lied about his age and enlisted in the Merchant Marines.....served about 6mths before they discharged him. But he did see action.

25 posted on 06/06/2011 5:57:17 PM PDT by mickie
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To: maine yankee

Ah...my plot to remove respect for the military is working. Next step is to cut funding. I’m sure these people will support that.


26 posted on 06/06/2011 5:59:23 PM PDT by BarackHusseinOfaila (Not actually the president. I'm just what he thinks.)
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To: Travis McGee
Bring back public flogging and the stockades.
For some, there is no other way to learn.

And that certainly seems to be the most appropriate penalty for this despicable crime.

27 posted on 06/06/2011 5:59:36 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: cripplecreek
Not at all. I'm pointing out that the scrapper spent that money knowing he'd never see it again. It was a selfless act on his part for the deceased.
28 posted on 06/06/2011 6:01:06 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

Agreed. Wonder if the police were on the ball and got the perps before they cashed the check?


29 posted on 06/06/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TSgt
eeew!

GUILTY

30 posted on 06/06/2011 6:10:08 PM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: lightman
dumbazz tries to steal the overhead copper caternary from some abandoned Norfolk Southern trackage....not realizing that the wires are still very live.

Twofer. provides amusement and eliminates a..holes from the population.

31 posted on 06/06/2011 6:14:25 PM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: TSgt

Democrats all.


32 posted on 06/06/2011 6:22:27 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek

The only time I brought scrap to a dealer, they made a copy of my driver’s license, inspected and weighed the stuff (brass and copper), gave me a slip, and I fed that into an on-site ATM machine which doled out the cash. That was the only ATM I ever saw that had $100 bills in it.

So, yes, they do keep track of who brings them stuff.


33 posted on 06/06/2011 6:22:42 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: from occupied ga
Twofer. provides amusement and eliminates a..holes from the population Sort of, but also provides a PITA high-risk recovery operation for the volunteer fire companies.
34 posted on 06/06/2011 6:23:17 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: lightman

power company employees work on energized lines all the time - just a matter of training.


35 posted on 06/06/2011 6:34:10 PM PDT by from occupied ga
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To: maine yankee
This is nothing new. Ruptured Ducks have been disappearing from cemeteries in my area for years. The scrap dealers need to stop buying these items.
36 posted on 06/06/2011 6:39:46 PM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: TSgt

Guilty


37 posted on 06/06/2011 6:43:19 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: org.whodat

>> “The scape yard that bought them is just as guilty and they are then ones that need to pay to replace each and everyone.” <<

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As usual, you’re an idiot.

The scrap yard is who turned them in. They knowingly took a loss to do what was right.
.


38 posted on 06/06/2011 6:55:56 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek

I would love to make a donation to the scrapyard owner.


39 posted on 06/06/2011 7:05:57 PM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: TSgt

brutal times 3.


40 posted on 06/06/2011 7:13:36 PM PDT by isom35
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To: cripplecreek

My incident happened 2 years ago and I know copper theft has increased drastically since then. So it is good to hear the scrapyard is doing the right thing. Or it could be the publicity made them do the right thing.


41 posted on 06/06/2011 7:29:17 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: annieokie
On the other hand, Rick, of "Pawn Stars or shop or whatever" A guy came in with a Russian Police hat, Rick really liked it so he asked, "Where did you get it"? The guy had stolen it out of a police car while being a tourist in Moscow. Rick just told him, "Not interested in stolen property, no matter where you stole it".
42 posted on 06/06/2011 7:32:52 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: jerseyrocks

We’ve been seeing a large number of metal thefts around here as well.


43 posted on 06/06/2011 7:41:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

They’re cutting copper out of street wiring in our community. Shor tcircuting the electicity etc.


44 posted on 06/06/2011 7:45:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: Graybeard58

I enjoy the Pawn shop shows. Most seem to be very respectable in their dealings.


45 posted on 06/06/2011 7:54:23 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: annieokie

The Pawn Stars episode on last night had a guy who had some matches that featured a strike strip on the Hitler cartoon that you used to light the matches. The Pawnbroker said: “I don’t deal in Nazi merchandise”. But it was a WWII item that made fun of Hitler.


46 posted on 06/07/2011 12:56:34 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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