Monday, August 30, 2021

French woman arrested on charges of stealing from corpses at a funeral home

A woman in northern France has been arrested for allegedly stealing jewelry off a corpse while attending a wake at a funeral home.

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As BBC News reported, while at the funeral home last week, family members of the deceased noticed an unidentified woman.

The outlet reported that the woman, reportedly in her sixties, claimed to be a friend of their relative, so they allowed her to be alone near the open casket to have a moment to grieve.

However, when the family returned, they noticed that their loved one's ring, earrings, and necklace was missing and alerted authorities, according to the Daily Beast.

During their investigation, police learned that the mysterious woman lived nearby the parlor. At the woman's residence, they found the jewelry and access codes to enter rooms at the funeral home, according to reports.

In addition, they spotted the missing wallet from another deceased person and multiple death notices, BBC News reported.

It was unclear how the woman intends to plead to the theft charges.

She is expected to go to court next year, the BBC said.

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