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Man accused of stealing cemetery flower urns

Published On: Oct 10 2013 10:47:11 AM CDT
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A Grand Junction man is accused of stealing $9,000 worth of flower urns from a cemetery, many of them from the graves of veterans.

A judge ordered 26-year-old David Gillespie to be held on $5,000 bond on Wednesday in the thefts of 15 brass urns from Memorial Gardens.
The cemetery estimated that the urns are worth $600 a piece. However, The Daily Sentinel reports that Gillespie is accused of selling 11 of them to a metal company for a total of $124.
Police say Gillespie told the company he had collected the urns from the Utah property of his recently deceased grandfather.


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