The owner of a Riverdale NJ flower shop allegedly stole flowers from a cemetery located in Pompton Plains, NJ.
The suspect is a 59-year-old resident of Riverdale and owns a flower shop in the borough. According to officials, the suspect went to the First Reformed Church Cemetery in Pompton Plains at night and stole flowers placed in front of graves. Pompton Plains NJ is part of Pequannock Township in Morris County, New Jersey.
Workers at the cemetery got reports of flowers and plants gone missing from graves, so they contacted the Pequannock Police Department. Police officers then installed surveillance cameras at the Pompton Plains NJ cemetery.
Sometime later, the suspect allegedly drove to the Pompton Plains cemetery in a minivan, took a couple of plants, and drove off.
Pequannock NJ detectives used the surveillance footage to identify the suspect and then arrested her.
The suspect now faces criminal charges for theft of movable property.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Flower Shop Owner Stole Flowers from Cemetery, Cops Say.”