'Gravesite Grinch' Arrested For Stealing From A Number Of Cemeteries

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Cindy Lou just isn’t pleased.

A Florida girl who earned the popularity because the “Gravesite Grinch” for stealing a whole lot of price of Christmas decorations and memorabilia from a number of gravesites was caught green-handed.

Jenni Hudkins, 34, was taken into custody Monday on costs together with dealing in stolen property and eradicating a monument from a gravesite, a Bradford County Sheriff’s Workplace press launch states.

An arrest warrant for the sticky-fingered Grinch was issued final week after police started investigating the thefts at gravesites in Crosby Lake, Conner and Brown’s cemeteries.

Hudkins was arrested after deputies allegedly discovered her hiding in a wooded space in Lawtey.

In an odd twist, a second particular person has additionally been arrested for allegedly shopping for a few of the stolen objects from Hudkins, after which refusing to show them into police when she realized they have been obtained illegally.

Janice Crawford, 61, was arrested on Saturday on a cost of dealing in stolen property, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

Based on the press launch, Crawford had bought many of the objects Hudkins took from the gravesite and when she found the objects had been stolen, she determined to cover them and never notify police.

Crawford advised WJXT she had no thought the objects have been stolen when she purchased them from Hudkins for her thrift retailer.

“I mentioned, ‘Jenni, the place did these things come from?'” Crawford mentioned. “She by no means advised me it got here from the graveyard.”

Crawford says Hudkins advised her the objects belonged to her and her mom, with a few of it coming from storage.

Nonetheless, deputies mentioned when Crawford realized the objects have been in reality stolen, she didn’t name them.

The sheriff’s press launch reveals a supply advised them Crawford had been hiding the stolen objects at her home, however Crawford advised WJXT that is not true and he or she feels horrible for what occurred.

“I am sorry. I am so sorry,” Crawford mentioned. “I want I might undo that little bit of shopping for that I had performed.”

Crawford was taken to the Bradford County jail and bonded out after posting $25,000 bond.

Hudkins, who’s going through 14 totally different costs associated to those incidents, stays behind bars on $700,000 bond.

Detectives mentioned a few of the stolen objects have been returned to their homeowners however added they do not consider Hudkins was working alone and extra arrests might be made as they proceed to analyze.

 
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