MAYFIELD, Ky. (KFVS) - Two Mayfield men have been arrested in connection with burglarizing a deceased person’s home multiple times and stealing an identity.
Beginning in early May 2020, a home on KY Hwy 80 West, in Mayfield, was burglarized repeatedly.
The Graves County Sheriff’s Office said suspects were breaking into the home and stealing household items, electronics, family heirlooms, and other items.
The homeowner had recently passed away.
As part of the investigation, detectives learned that a family member of the deceased had been notified that her identity had been stolen.
Suspects had been allegedly applying for credit cards in the family members name from an online location.
During the investigation, an address on Jimtown Road was identified as being the location from which the online crime had occurred.
On June 18, Graves Sheriff’s deputies and detectives went to the Jimtown home.
While at this house, two suspects, Andrew Anderson and Devon Saxton, along with a pickup truck load of stolen property from the KY Hwy. 80 west location, were located.
Additional stolen items were recovered from a broken down and locked vehicle.
Anderson and Saxton were arrested and booked into the Graves County Jail.
Anderson, 21 of Mayfield, was charged with four counts burglary second degree, two counts burglary third degree and theft by unlawful taking under $500.
Saxston, 20 of Mayfield, was charged with four counts burglary second degree, two counts burglary third degree and theft by unlawful taking.