Woman charged with theft during mother's funeral
EAST BROOKFIELD, Mass. (WKRC) - A Massachusetts woman skipped her mother's funeral so she could break into the dead woman's house and steal a safe filled with $90,000 worth of items, according to police.
Alyce Davenport, 30, was held on $15,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday, according to a report by the Telegram & Gazette.
Davenport and an accomplice allegedly went to the house and stole the safe out of a locked bedroom during the funeral while not answering calls from relatives.
The police were alerted by her dead mother's fiance after the funeral when he discovered someone had broken into the home.
Davenport and Diron Conyers, 27, were found at a motel with jewelry, keys, cellphones, a real estate contract relating to the address from which the safe had been stolen and a checkbook reported stolen from a home in Connecticut.
More items were found in a car they were driving which was registered to Davenport's dead mother.
Conyers was held without bail on a warrant.
Both are due back in court on Feb. 6 for a pretrial hearing.