Woman arrested for stealing dozens of cemetery plaques in Christchurch

A cemetery.
A cemetery. Photo credit: Getty.

A woman has been arrested for the theft of dozens of cemetery plaques in Christchurch.

Police were alerted to the theft of the plaques from Springston Cemetery on May 6, and a week later recovered 17 that had been sold to a Christchurch-based scrap dealer.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday after allegedly selling an additional 32 plaques to another second scrap deal.

The woman has been charged with theft and will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Friday.