Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Lightning Strikes! podcast: Preseason storylines to watch


    In this episode of our Lightning Strikes podcast, Joe Smith and columnist Tom Jones set up the preseason with storylines to watch, as well as expectations for the season. Will defenseman Mikhail …

    Will defenseman Mikhail Sergachev make the Lightning?
  2. Pinellas County to hire an expert to analyze lessons learned during Hurricane Irma


    Pinellas County Administrator Mark Woodard has his own opinions about the lessons learned from Hurricane Irma's reign over the area. But he plans to hire an outside expert to analyze what went right and wrong to better prepare for the 2018 hurricane season.

  3. Hurricane Maria slams Dominica, now takes aim at Puerto Rico


    ROSEAU, Dominica — Dominica's leader sent out an emotional plea for help as Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island causing "mind-boggling" devastation, but an ominous silence followed as …

    A road is empty in Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, after the passing of Hurricane Maria. [Associated Press]
  4. St. Pete realtor Brandi Gabbard hopes to bring housing experience to city council


    St. Petersburg City Council candidate Brandi Gabbard looks at details and the long-term consequences when evaluating political decisions.

    Brandi Gabbard
  5. New York crowd gets glimpse of President Jeb(!)

    NEW YORK - He was gracious and measured, stern but sober - and tough on Russia - as he addressed the greatest challenges facing the United States.

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a rally in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 15, 2016. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS) 1211446