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Valrico woman accused of stealing jewelry from grandmother

VALRICO — A 21-year-old woman accused of stealing jewelry valued at $42,000 from her grandmother was arrested Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Christina Rose Johnigean broke into her grandmother's bedroom through a window Friday, an arrest affidavit states. She then went to a pawn shop, where she received $4,000 for some of the jewelry, the records indicate.

On Monday, she stole more items from her grandmother and returned to the pawnshop, this time cashing them for $1,500, according to the affidavit.

Deputies said that when they interviewed Johnigean, she admitted taking the jewelry.

Johnigean faces two counts of theft from a person 65 years or older, two counts of dealing in stolen property, and two counts of giving false information to a pawnbroker.

She was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where she was being held Wednesday in lieu of $7,500 bail.

Valrico woman accused of stealing jewelry from grandmother 02/06/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 2:26pm]
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