Em­balmer has a pawn ex­cuse

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AN EM­BALMER has been ac­cused of nick­ing the gold teeth from dead bod­ies and pawn­ing them for cash.

Adrian Kline, 43, has been charged with theft, pro­vid­ing false in­for­ma­tion to a pawn­bro­ker and do­ing the same to a sec­ond­hand dealer.

Mor­tu­ary em­ploy­ees told po­lice that Kline worked alone as a con­tract em­balmer and that he had ac­cess to the cre­ma­to­rium and the room where the de­ceased are kept.

Po­lice say he sold den­tal gold to pawn shops or sec­ond­hand deal­ers a to­tal of seven­teen times last year, re­ceiv­ing sums from £15 to £600, de­pend­ing on the weight of the gold.

Kline ad­mit­ted to the po­lice that he’d pawned the gold, at first say­ing he took the gold teeth out of the rub­bish bins at Aspen Mor­tu­ar­ies in Lake­wood, Colorado.

He later told them the teeth weren’t taken from some­one’s mouth.

He was bailed.

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