A 24-year-old Coxsackie man resorted to cemetery desecration when he needed some extra cash in April, according to a press release from the New York State Police.
Kristopher K. Komaromi stole multiple concrete flower planters from grave sites in Coxsackie's Riverside Cemetery during the week of April 27, police say. He then reportedly sold the planters to local antique shops, netting himself a profit.
According to WNYT, one of those antiques dealers turned Komaromi in last week.
Komaromi was arrested on Friday, May 22 and is being charged with three counts of first degree cemetery desecration, a felony, and is being held in the Greene County Jail on $20,000 cash bail.
WNYT visited Riverside Cemetery on Tuesday, May 26 and talked to distraught relatives of the dead:
"It's a shame that they have to (steal from cemeteries)," said Christine Greene, who stopped by on Tuesday to visit her husband's grave site. "That's how they get their kicks."