Man Accused Of Stealing From Woman At Funeral

Police: Stolen Items Found Shoved In Man's Underwear

An Anderson man has been arrested on charges he stole from a woman during a funeral over the weekend.

Police said a witness saw Derek Culbertson, 25, take the woman's purse and dig through its contents during the Saturday service at St. Ambrose Church.

The woman, who had traveled from Minnesota for the funeral, said her wallet with $105 inside and coin purse were missing from the purse, police said.

Several people at the funeral tracked Culbertson to a church bathroom and held him there until police arrived.

Police said they found the stolen items shoved into Culbertson's underwear. He was also carrying prescription medications without a prescription, police said.

Culbertson was arrested on preliminary charges of theft and possession of a controlled substance. He was being held at the Madison County Jail.

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