Alleged cemetery plaque thief appears in court

Gloriana Rosemary Cooper appeared in the Hamilton District Court, 26, on Friday, charged with stealing 12 brass plaques ...
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Gloriana Rosemary Cooper appeared in the Hamilton District Court, 26, on Friday, charged with stealing 12 brass plaques from a Hamilton cemetery.

A Hamilton woman who allegedly stole brass plaques from graves in Hamilton has appeared in court. 

Gloriana Rosemary Cooper, 26, of Fairfield, appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Friday morning on a single charge of stealing 12 brass plaques, the property of the Hamilton City Council, on April 7.

The charge comes with a maximum penalty of seven years in prison.

The plaques are valued at $12,000.

She was remanded on bail without plea to next appear in court on June 7, when she must enter a plea.

It is a condition of her bail that she not go to any cemetery.

The same day, a man who court documents show is living at the same address as Cooper also appeared in court on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a glass pipe for smoking methamphetamine.

Brent William Gyde, 42, was also remanded without plea. He will next appear on June 1.

 

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