NJ flower shop stole its goods from a cemetery, police say
PEQUANNOCK — A North Jersey florist didn't sell dead flowers, but police say she did steal them from the dead.
Police have accused a flower shop owner of stealing plants and other items for months from graves at a cemetery.
WNBC-TV reports authorities installed surveillance cameras at First Reformed Church Cemetery in this Morris County township after two plants disappeared from in front of the mausoleum. Replacements disappeared two days later.
Detectives reviewed the footage and saw a woman get out of a minivan and take the plants.
Authorities arrested Lynda Wingate on a charge of theft of moveable property.
A message left at her flower shop seeking her comment has not been returned.
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