Published: May 16, 2014 10:59 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, FL - The Lee County Sheriff's office arrested Dennis Berta and charged him with larceny for allegedly stealing the wedding ring off of a woman who had recently passed away at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Berta worked for a trasport company responsible for picking up bodies from the morgue and delivering them to local funeral homes. Investigators allege that Berta removed the woman's wedding ring and anniversary ring before delivering the body to the funeral home.