NJ Florist Caught Stealing Flowers From Cemetery

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A New Jersey florist was caught stealing flowers from a cemetery in April, and has been charged for the shameful crime, according to a township press release published Friday.

Riverdale resident Lynda S. Wingate, 59, was videotaped removing plants from graves and tombstones and placing them in her silver minivan. The surveillance cameras were installed in April after plants went missing in the columbarium, were replaced with new ones, and then stolen again.

Wingate owns the flower shop Lyncrafts & Floral Designs, according to Prior to her being a florist, she worked as a police dispatcher.

Wingate was charged and arrested for theft of moveable property, according to the police report. She is set to be sentenced in a municipal court soon. (RELATED: Masked Burglars Steal Kobe Bryant Memorabilia From His High School’s Display Case [VIDEO])

Investigators are not yet sure if Wingate was selling the stolen flowers and plants at her store.

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