Man arrested for stealing caskets

WINNSBORO – When the owner of Gibson Funeral Home discovered that two caskets and a floral arrangement were missing from the funeral home on Feb. 27, she notified the Winnsboro Department of Public Safety. The owner described one of the missing caskets as dark blue and the other as silver.

During the investigation, it was learned that a former longtime employee of the funeral home still had access to the building and that he had recently buried two relatives through the services of a different Winnsboro funeral home where he had brought the caskets.

The man was arrested on Wednesday, March 10, and charged with Larceny for the theft of one of the caskets that was valued at under $2000, and Grand Larceny for the other casket that was valued at over $2000.

He was booked into the Fairfield County Detention Center and later released on a $2,500 recognizance bond.

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