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Updated: 10/25/2013 5:12 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Wayne Cleveland wishes for justice, and it may now be in his grasp.

"May God have mercy on them is all I can say, but justice will be done," Cleveland said.

Itawamba County authorities arrested three men accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a safe belonging to Cleveland.
 
The money was set aside as inheritance for his grandchildren.

Two of the three are Junior Hood, Junior, 65, of Millport, Alabama; and Danny Grimes, 50, of Smithville. 

Cleveland says it was bad enough to have his money stolen, but what was worse than anything was when he was told his son-in-law was the mastermind.

Police identify him as 43-year-old Mathew Graham of Fulton. He's the same man they say showed up at the crime scene during the investigation.

"The ego of a criminal will never trump the resolve of good police work and that's what happened in this case," Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said.

"I don't know. He's sick somehow and he needs help is all I know. A man that would steal his own child's money is pretty low in my opinion," Cleveland added.

"It's heartbreaking. I would think that his heart is broken. That whole family's hearts are broken because someone they brought into their fold has been accused of doing something like this," Sheriff Dickinson added.

The sheriff says more arrests are expected as this investigation continues by federal, state, and local law enforcement.

Bond is set at $500,000 for each man.

They are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and burglary of a dwelling. Both are felonies. 
 
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