May 09, 2013

Debra Farinella - Jailed After Swiping Decorations From Grave Sites, Using Them To Decorate Her Home

St Cloud, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Debra Farinella, a 57-year-old Florida woman, has been jailed after she allegedly stole more than 100 grave site decorations to decorate her home and yard.

According to St. Cloud police, Farinella stole as many as 140 items from Mt. Peace Cemetery in St. Cloud, including statues, lights, ceramic pedestals, sculptures, flowers and personal affects.

Even more shocking, Farinella reportedly stole items from the grave sites of several children and used the items to decorate the inside of her home.

An investigation was launched last week when a city employee noticed Farinella's activities and was able to get a partial license plate number from her car.  Six people had also recently filed complaints with police stating that items were missing from their loved one's grave sites.

Detectives were able to identify Farinella as the suspect and obtained a search warrant for her home. When officers arrived at her home, they found her yard littered with many of the items that had been reported missing.

Several victims who lost grave site decorations from their children or grandchildren recovered the items when investigators found them in Farinella's home.

A short time after officers served their search warrant, Farinella claimed to be having heart trouble. She was taken to a local hospital where she is currently being treated.

Upon her release from the hospital she will be booked into jail and charged with felony theft charges, according to police. The mugshot above is from a previous arrest.

Anyone still missing items from the Mt Peace Cemetery in St. Cloud is urged to contact the St. Cloud Police department.


Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice


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