Politicians call for stiffer pentalties for cemetery thefts

The bill comes after Louis Peduto was allegedly caught stealing nearly $200,000 worth of valuables from the Old Saint Raymond's Cemetery. Officials have already introduced

The bill comes after a homeless man allegedly stole nearly $200,000 worth of valuables from a cemetery.

The bill comes after a homeless man allegedly stole nearly $200,000 worth of valuables from a cemetery. (2/24/13)

THE BRONX - Local politicians are looking to pass legislation that would include higher penalties for those that steal from cemeteries.

The bill comes after Louis Peduto was allegedly caught stealing nearly $200,000 worth of valuables from the Old Saint Raymond's Cemetery.

Officials have already introduced a bill that creates higher penalties for mischief and larceny offenses at places of worship.

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