- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - A former Rhode Island employee who pleaded guilty to theft of government property, cemetery headstones for veterans, could lose his state pension.

The state Retirement Board voted unanimously Wednesday to petition the Superior Court to revoke 59-year-old Kevin Maynard’s pension.

The Charlestown man admitted in July to taking more than 100 headstones from the Veterans’ Cemetery in Exeter and using them for projects in his backyard. Maynard has worked for the state division of Veterans Affairs for almost nine years.

The board’s decision authorizes state lawyers to go to court and seek the revocation or reduction of Maynard’s pension.

If this happens, Maynard would be entitled to take back all of his contributions to his pension, but would lose any money the state contributed.

Maynard is due for sentencing Oct. 23.

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