Women arrested for theft at Cheltenham cemetery

Pictured: Candace Thomas and Lauren Daniels

July 18, 2011 2:53:41 PM PDT
Police say they have arrested two women who were being sought in the theft of a credit card from a Montgomery County cemetery.

Those suspects are 25-year-old Lauren Daniels of the 5100 block of Lieper Street in Philadelphia and 30-year-old Candace Thomas of the 1600 block of West Erie Avenue in Philadelphia.

Both were arrested at a home in the Olney section of Philadelphia on Monday. According to investigators, the pair stole a wallet from the vehicle of an elderly woman who was visiting a grave at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheltenham Township on June 12th.

The pair then went on a spending spree, police say, racking up some $700 in charges.

Police believe these may be the same women who were responsible for a number of thefts from vehicles at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery during the summer of 2010.

The suspects were arraigned and bail was set at $5,000 cash for Daniels and $15,000 cash for Thomas.