Woman Gets 9 Months in Jail for Stealing Flowers From Cemeteries

Authorities say she used them to decorate her home
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 24, 2017 5:01 PM CDT
Woman Gets 9 Months in Jail for Stealing Flowers From Graves
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A Michigan woman accused of stealing flowers from local cemeteries that authorities say she used to decorate her home has been sentenced to jail, the AP reports. A judge in Flint sentenced Lisa Corcoran of Vienna Township on Monday to nine months in jail, with credit for 36 days already served. The Flint Journal reports she pleaded guilty in June to attempted larceny of items valued at between $1,000 and $20,000. The 44-year-old Corcoran also will serve three years of probation and perform community service. She was originally charged with larceny after authorities say more than 100 items, including a handmade bench as well as flowers, were taken earlier from 24 gravesites at two cemeteries. Corcoran was arrested after someone saw a car full of flowers leaving a cemetery. (More weird crimes stories.)

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