Thursday, 16 Oct, 2008 Current Events
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Family Arrested for Embezzlement and Elder Abuse

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Authorities in Northern California reported that a dead elderly woman was cremated by her daughter and grandson on a homemade barbecue, after which the malefactors continued assuming the woman's pension in the amount of more than $25,000. Kathleen Allmond and Tony Ray were arrested on suspicion of elder abuse, embezzlement and unauthorized disposing of a body.

Sheriff's Capt. Paul Hosler said that Ramona Allmond most likely had died a natural death; however criminal investigators wanted to determine its real cause.

As Allmond's daughter and grandson testified, the elderly woman had died in December. They kept the body on the floor in her bedroom, after which decided to cremate it in their backyard fire pit.

Criminal investigators said that Kathleen Allmond and Tony Ray kept assuming the woman's pension checks in total amount of more than $25,000. Sheriff's Detective Richard Knox supposed that they may have wanted to do Ramona's will to die at home and be cremated.

The police arrested both after Allmond's son became suspicious and started the search of her. Their arraignment was scheduled for Thursday. Until that moment they are both in jail. According to the sheriff's department they don't have lawyers yet.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081016/ap_on_fe_st/odd_cremation_scam;_ylt=Ahn1x0q.XStF6fXN4n1s9QCs0NUE
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