DRESDEN, Texas (AP) - At least $500,000 has turned up missing from a group that supports a Central Texas cemetery founded more than 135 years ago.
The Corsicana Daily Sun reports the Dresden Cemetery Association at one time had $700,000 - thanks to the bequest of wealthy donors. About 4,000 bodies are buried in the cemetery near Dresden, a town of about 25 people.
Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said Wednesday that a criminal complaint was filed and a potential suspect has been identified but so far no arrests.
The loss was discovered in June by the new president of the volunteer association, Joe McClure, who reviewed the group's financial records.
A Texas Historical Commission website says association members have met annually since the cemetery was founded in 1877.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.