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Elderly burglars facing criminal charges

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NORCROSS, Ga. -

An elderly couple is facing criminal charges after stealing from the home of a woman who had passed away.

Eleanor and Lamar Melson told FOX 5 they did nothing wrong.

According to police, the Melsons have been cleaning units at the Mount Vernon Towers for years.

Sandy Springs Police said they have surveillance video to prove the Melsons are guilty.

According to police, the couple stole two vases worth $3,000, a number of clothes and furs. Police said they were given a chance to return the stolen goods but they did not.

According to the Melsons, they gave most of the stuff back when police asked for it.

The Melsons plan to fight the charges in court. Police are looking to see if other residents had things stolen at the complex where the couple cleaned.

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