Bronx Woman Accused Of Using Obituaries To Find Homes To Burglarize During Funeral Services
Latonia Shelecia Stewart has been accused of using the obituaries to find homes to burglarize during funeral services. Get the scoop.
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A Bronx woman has been accused of using obituaries to find grieving family members so that she could burglarize their homes while they are attending the funeral services.
Via New York Post:
Latonia Shelecia Stewart, 26, was arraigned this week on a slew of charges connected to six different break-ins that were reported in Westchester between fall 2017 and spring 2018, according to prosecutors.
Her indictment says she targeted people who were attending their spouse’s wake or funeral service.
Stewart would look up the obituaries of the person who died and then track down where their loved ones lived — assuming they wouldn’t be home during the funeral, prosecutors allege.
She would allegedly steal jewelry and other personal items from the residences, which were found ransacked by the relatives returning home from the burial service.
According to her indictment, Stewart broke into the home of a dead person on May 1, 2018 and was caught in the act when police rolled up on her.
Latonia Shelecia Stewart was indicted on Wednesday on 22 counts of burglary, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, criminal mischief, possession of burglar’s tools and three motor vehicle violations.
She’s due back in court on August 13.