Man accused of stealing grave markers

August 10, 2011 3:24:46 PM PDT
Police in west suburban Elmhurst arrested a man who is accused of stealing $100,000 worth of grave markers from cemeteries.

Jeffrey Burke allegedly stole more than 400 metal vases from various burial sites -- and took them to a scrap yard to exchange them for cash. Burke is charged with felony theft.

He pleaded guilty to a similar crime in 2007 and was sentenced to five years in prison.