Guy Wants $3.2 Million and a Mausoleum From a Levittown Cemetery Owner After Break-In

When Tom Gonzales II—formerly of Commerce One—died in 2001, his family had his remains placed in a $3.2 million white stone family mausoleum in a cemetery in Lafayette, California. Back in January, thieves broke through the steel doors and glass enclosure of the structure and stole the gold-colored metal urn containing Gonzales’s ashes. Now, his father, Tom Gonzales Sr., has filed a lawsuit against the Levittown company that owns the cemetery in Lafayette. He wants his $3.2 million back and money for a new mausoleum for the family. He says there had been an attempted break-in just nights before the successful theft and that the company’s management failed to report it. []