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Police: Woman Stole From Mom During Her Funeral

EAST BROOKFIELD (CBS/AP) — Police say a woman skipped her own mother's funeral so she could break into the dead woman's house and steal a safe filled with items worth $90,000.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 30-year-old Alyce Davenport was held on $15,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to seven charges. Diron Conyers, 27, was held without bail on a warrant.

Alyce Davenport (Photo Courtesy: Warren Police)

Police say Davenport and Conyers went to the mother's home on Friday during the funeral. Police say she did not attend her mother's funeral and was not answering calls from relatives.

Police were tipped off about the alleged theft by the boyfriend of Davenport's mother.

Diron Conyers (Photo Courtesy: Warren Police)

The pair was found at a Sturbridge motel on Saturday.

They are due back in court Feb. 6 for a pretrial hearing. It could not immediately be determined if Davenport has a lawyer.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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