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Police arrest woman for allegedly selling flowers stolen from Alabama grave sites

PELL CITY, Ala. (WIAT) - Pell City Police have arrested a woman who allegedly received stolen floral arrangements from throughout St. Clair, Talladega, and Calhoun Counties, according to a release from the department.

Bernadette Clark, 62, of Lincoln, Ala. was arrested on Thursday on a charge of receiving stolen property fourth degree for reportedly being in possession of the arrangements. Clark allegedly was in possession of floral arrangements in Pell City on March 30 on the 800 block of Martin Street and attempting to sell the property, which was identified by victims who reported the arrangements stolen to multiple agencies, according to the release.

Chief Irwin with Pell City Police reportedly received numerous reports of floral arrangements being bought and placed on loved ones' graves during the Spring. Victims placed reports with the agency in which cemeteries are located and reportedly identified the stolen property and the victims reportedly have proof the stolen property belongs to them, according to the release from Pell City Police.

Anyone with any information on the crimes is asked to call the department at (205) 884-3334. 


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