- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) - A South Texas woman is accused of stealing a gold necklace from the body of a man whose wake she was attending.

Aransas Pass police investigator Mike Luna says 56-year-old Theresa Green Mireles was arrested and charged with theft from a corpse or grave.

Police say Mireles, of Corpus Christi, placed her hands on the man’s body as she appeared to pay her respects during visitation at a funeral home. Family members later discovered the necklace missing from the body of the cancer victim.

Mireles, an acquaintance of the man, was arrested Dec. 31 on the felony charge. She later was released from the San Patricio County jail on a $3,500 bond.

The necklace was returned to the man’s widow.

A phone listing for Mireles could not be found.

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