ATLANTA - Two employees at a Georgia cemetery are accused of stealing dozens of memorials from grave sites and selling them for profit.
Thomas McAdams and Anna Millwood allegedly stole more than 72 bronze memorials from the Meadowbrook Memory Gardens in Villa Rica, Ga., and sold them to a recycling center, according to authorities. They were arrested last week.
Carroll County sheriff's deputies were first asked to look into the missing memorials on Nov. 22. The 72 memorials were valued at $4,500 each, bringing the total value of the items stolen to more than $300,000, the sheriff's office said in a news release.
A search warrant executed at Millwood's and McAdams' shared home in Haralson County resulted in the seizure of "additional stolen items and drugs," according to authorities.
Both are facing a single charge of felony theft by taking. They were booked into the Carroll County Jail on Nov. 26 and later released on bond.
A judge set McAdams' bond at $5,000, while Millwood's bond was set at $6,500.
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