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Florida Man Accused Of Stealing Grave Markers

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DELAND (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida man was arrested, accused of stealing grave markers and selling them for money.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Monahan, 31, on Thursday, May 23rd. He faces multiple counts of dealing in stolen property.

The owner of Volusia Monuments says that among the stolen items are yellow brass markers with names and birth and death dates. He says they went missing over the past two months, but there was no sign of a break-in. Deputies inquired about his employees and learned Monahan was the only one.

Investigators then checked metal recycling business and learned that Monahan produced a fake letter from his employer giving him permission to sell the items. He earned more than $1,500. Investigators say he told them he used it to support a prescription pill addiction.

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