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Pa. man found guilty of Md. cemetery vase thefts

Friday - 3/22/2013, 11:10am  ET

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- A Pennsylvania man has been found guilty of stealing hundreds of bronze grave decorations from a Hagerstown cemetery.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/Zh6tSV) reports Bryan Lynn Fishack was found guilty by a judge on Thursday in Washington County District Court and sentenced to four years in state prison. The 27-year-old was charged with stealing 293 bronze vases valued at more than $40,000 from the Rest Haven Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Authorities say that after the thefts in October a woman contacted a Washington County Sheriff's deputy and told them that Fishack had given her two crates filled with vases and asked her to sell them. A second woman later told investigators she too got vases from Fishack and sold them to a scrap metal company.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald- mail.com


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