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Stealing from a vet, isn’t something I normally do; but hell, the dude is dead!

Via: Smoking Gun

A Wisconsin cemetery worker allegedly removed a valuable Fender guitar from the casket of a 67-year-old Army veteran who died last week and had told family members that he wanted to be buried with the instrument, which was his “pride and joy,” according to court records.

Steven Conard, a 39-year-old grounds worker at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery, was arrested Saturday and charged with felony “theft from person or corpse.” Conard, who plays in a band, reportedly confessed to stealing the Fender Telecaster when confronted at his Green Bay home by Brown County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

“This isn’t something I normally do,” Conard said, according to a Circuit Court criminal complaint. “I just have a respect for fine musical instruments (and the dead, not so much).”

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/guitar-stolen-from-casket-764310

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note: The alledged cream-colored guitar was recovered from Conard’s alledged living room, where the alledged instrument was on the floor alledgedly “in plain view.”

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September 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment