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Woman accused of stealing flowers from grave sites

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MAYSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman is facing charges after police said she stole flowers and other items from strangers grave sites to place them on her friends grave.

Police in Maysville, Kentucky arrested Rita Newman on Saturday after a woman who had just put flowers on her father's grave said Newman picked them up and put them on another headstone.

Another witness, April Woodruff, said she saw Newman take shepherd hooks and solar powered lights  from a baby's headstone.

"It was horrible. They're already grieving so much and that's just ridiculous," said Woodruff.

Police said when they caught up with Newman she had even more flowers in her vehicle.

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