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Woman arrested for theft at funeral

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

ROACHDALE -- A New Market woman spent most of the weekend in jail after being accused of stealing from a funeral attendee.

Heather Stewart Lane, 32, was arrested while attending a funeral at Roachdale Christian Church on Saturday. She has been charged with Class D felony theft.

"It appears she attempted to steal cash and ID from another woman at the funeral," said Roachdale Police Department Lt. Michael Parks.

The woman Lane allegedly attempted to steal from was the wife of a Hendricks County Sheriff's Department Deputy, Parks said.

"(Lane) attempted to take the cash and ID from the victim's purse," Parks said. "The victim's husband said he saw the whole thing take place. Then the victim followed (Lane) into another part of the funeral home, and said she saw (Lane) going through the pockets of coats."

Parks said the Hendricks County police officer detained Lane until police could get to the church and talk to Lane.

"She did speak to us, but she denied the whole thing," Parks said.

Parks said when he ran a criminal background check on Lane, no history came back.

Lane was transported to the Putnam County jail and booked in. She remained in jail Monday night. Her bond had been set at $10,000 cash or $7,500 surety.

A representative from the Putnam County Jail said Lane would likely be arraigned sometime today.

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How Low can a person be?????

-- Posted by lp_27 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 5:59 AM

In Putnam County there is ALWAYS a charge for STUPID!

-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 8:30 AM

I agree with lp, have fun in jail!

-- Posted by YNOTU2 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 8:44 AM

thats REALLY low for a person to steal at a furneral.

-- Posted by lleonard47 on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 9:42 AM

did the lady actually have someone elses property or is this a " he said-she said"? I didn't see anything listed she actually had?????

-- Posted by Trying hard on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 9:58 AM

This has happened in the community where I live. The ladies that prepare the funeral dinners have always put their purses on a shelf in the pantry at the church. Money has disappeared. We now have to lock our purses in the office. Sad.

-- Posted by Abigailone on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 2:26 PM

Sad indeed.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Tue, Jan 18, 2011, at 7:31 PM

This women has no care for anyone or anything but herself it what it sounds like to me. She has to scoop that low to steal from people at a funeral. She must have been stealing things for a while and probably just got caught. I think that it is sad to see people that could scoop that low just because of their own wants or needs. I feel sorry for the family who had to go to this funeral and have to deal with their own family member stealing from them. My prayers are with everyone of that family.

-- Posted by mikegirl2011 on Sat, Jan 22, 2011, at 12:47 PM

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