WITI-TV, GREEN BAY—A Green Bay cemetery worker admits to stealing a guitar from a dead man's casket. 39-year-old Steven Conard was arrested Saturday after police questioned him about the theft. Steven told police, "This isn’t something I normally do, I just have a respect for fine musical instruments."The theft was first reported on Friday when Diocese Director of Facilities Tammy Jo Basten called police to say a guitar that was place in Randall Jourdan's casket was discovered missing.The investigation into the theft was directed to Conard by an employee of the Diocese. He became suspicious when he overheard a comment made by Conard. Conard apparently said, "That’s a Telly, a really expensive guitar. I have to have that guitar. It’s too expensive to be in a crypt."
On Friday morning, the suspicious employee opened the casket in the burial chamber and found the guitar missing.The guitar was recovered from Conard's home. Conard was arrested and incarcerated for charges of Theft from a Corpse.Conard’s 43-year-old wife, Heather, was incarcerated for charges of Obstructing.
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