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Man accused of stealing cemetery flower urns

The Associated Press Published: October 10, 2013

GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Junction man is accused of stealing $9,000 worth of flower urns from a cemetery, many of them from the graves of veterans.

A judge ordered 26-year-old David Gillespie to be held on $5,000 bond on Wednesday in the thefts of 15 brass urns from Memorial Gardens.

The cemetery estimated that the urns are worth $600 a piece. However, The Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/16zevzr ) reports that Gillespie is accused of selling 11 of them to a metal company for a total of $124.

Police say Gillespie told the company he had collected the urns from the Utah property of his recently deceased grandfather.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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