Latonia Stewart, 30, burgled homes in New York State, USA, while the owners were attending the funerals of their relatives. I found obituaries on the Internet and chose victims this way – FOX5 New York reports.

According to investigators, Latonia Stewart broke into six homes in upstate New York between December 2017 and May 2018.

The thief’s target landed on properties in Westchester County in Cortland, Greenburg, Oceaning, Raybrook, Scarsdale and Tarrytown when the owners attended their relatives’ funerals.

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You were supposed to get into homes by breaking glass doors and windows with a sledgehammer. The 30-year-old looted jewelry, watches, silver cutlery, and other valuables.


Stewart was arrested after police noticed she was driving away from a deceased person in Greenburg. The officers found jewelry in the car and the obituary on the phone.

Investigators managed to recover the loot.

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“It is absolutely appalling that people grieving the loss of a loved one are being exploited so privately in such a cruel and shameful way,” said Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocca.

The woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Mad / Fox5 New York

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