Deputies: $100K in Civil War antiques stolen from Polk Co. home - FOX Carolina 21

Deputies: $100K in Civil War antiques stolen from Polk Co. home, woman charged

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Willow Miller (Source: Polk Co. Sheriff's Office) Willow Miller (Source: Polk Co. Sheriff's Office)
COLUMBUS, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A woman accused of breaking into a home and stealing over $100,000 in Civil War era antiques has been charged, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said 36-year-old Willow Miller, of Columbus, broke into the home on at least 16 different occasions and took sterling silver dinnerware that was hand crafted in Charleston during the Civil War,  and that had been handed down through the family for many generations.

According to the sheriff's office, investigators discovered that she had been taking them to area businesses and selling them for cash.

Miller is charged with 16 counts of felony breaking and entering, 16 counts of felony larceny and 16 counts of obtaining property under false pretense.

She is currently being held at the Transylvania County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

Around $90,000 of the antiques have not been recovered at this time.

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