Man Accused of Stealing Mom's Jewelry, Valuables
He was caught selling some of the items at a Wesley Chapel merchant.
A woman's jewelry and other items worth more than $6,000 went missing, piece by piece, during a three month period. And Pasco County deputies say her son is to blame.
According to a Pasco County arrest report, Ronald Henry Smith, 19, sold some of the items to Munchel Brothers Jewelery & Coin Exchange on Nov. 15 for $203, providing a thumbprint and representing himself as the rightful owner.
The pieces were identified by the victim, according to the report.
Smith of 1531 Ocean Reef Road in Wesley Chapel was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with false verification of ownership, multiple counts of dealing in stolen property, grand theft, and other charges.
He remained in the Land O' Lakes jail Monday in lieu of $50,000 bond.