Two Charged With Using Obits to Choose Targets

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -

Two people in New Jersey have been charged with burglarizing the homes of the recently deceased while family members attended their funerals.

Police officials in Medford Township and Franklin Township said that 41-year-old Andrew McCloskey of Monroe Township and 28-year-old Nichelle Thau of Sicklerville have been charged. McCloskey was arrested at his home Friday and Thau remains at large.

Police say the pair allegedly sought out their victims in obituaries, looked up the addresses of the deceased, and timed the burglaries to the funerals.