BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former caretaker of a Connecticut cemetery where police found bones strewn about and new graves placed over old ones is facing a new charge of embezzling more than $60,000 from the cemetery.
Bridgeport police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 66-year-old Dale LaPrade on a first-degree larceny charge in connection with the theft from Park Cemetery in Bridgeport.
She previously was charged with felony interfering with a cemetery and larceny. A woman who answered a phone listing for LaPrade declined to comment Wednesday.
In 2018, Bridgeport authorities found about 130 graves disturbed at the cemetery, included those of Civil War veterans.