Woman Charged For Stealing From Child's Gravesite Surrenders To Police


A 54-year-old woman has been charged with stealing from a child's gravesite.

The Mansfield News Journal reports Frieda Kay Shade is charged with stealing the items.

Shade was caught on camera after the family of Hayden "Tank" Cole Sheridan complained about missing items at the gravesite. Hayden passed away in 2007. Since then, toys and night lights had been disappearing from where he was buried.

According to the newspaper, Shade turned herself in Wednesday night. She said she took the stuffed animal because a dog was running loose in Mansfield Memorial Park, where the gravesite is located.

The stuffed animal was found near the cemetery.

Police had told 10TV that whoever has been stealing from the cemetery will likely face petty theft charges.