2011-11-10 / Local & State

Man Charged With Taking, Selling Grave Markers

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man is facing charges he stole more than a dozen bronze markers from the graves of veterans and sold them to a scrap yard.

Samuel Steffie, 40, is in custody charged with stealing 16 grave markers from a cemetery in July.

Authorities say Steffie took the bronze markers and sold them at a scrap yard in Orwigsburg.

The Schuylkill Haven man was arraigned Sunday on charges of receiving stolen property and desecration of venerated objects.

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