Iowa woman suspected of stealing from cemetery

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November 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A 67-year-old woman has been arrested after a hidden camera appeared to show her stealing flowers, wreaths and other items from grave sites in a Council Bluffs cemetery. Ileen Wallace, of Council Bluffs, was arrested Monday on suspicion of theft and trespassing at Ridgewood Cemetery. The arrest came after another Council Bluffs resident, Doug Lantry, became fed up with the theft of flowers and other items from his late wife’s grave. Lantry mounted a motion-sensing camera to a tree near his wife’s grave, and says he now has pictures of Wallace allegedly taking items from the site. On Monday, a cemetery worker spotted the woman in the cemetery and called police.