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Wyoming woman sentenced for taking vases from gravesites

November 2, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman was sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison for taking hundreds of brass vases from local cemeteries. She will be required to pay $40,500 in restitution.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports Janna Szynskie was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in June to disposing of stolen property after prosecutors alleged she stole hundreds of vases from Memorial Gardens and Highland cemeteries.

Szynskie was paid $2,900 after she recycled more than 2,700 pounds of brass.

Szynskie spoke on her own behalf Wednesday in Natrona County District Court, saying multiple times she was sorry.

District Attorney Mike Blonigen says his office had identified 334 victims in the case and that the total value of the stolen vases was $173,328.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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