A 24-year-old was arrested this weekend after sheriff's detectives say he pawned his grandmother's jewelry, including a Lake Worth High School class ring, without her permission.
Blake Coleman, who does not have a permanent address listed, was arrested on charges of dealing in stolen property, larceny and fraud. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail Sunday morning, jail records show.
Coleman's grandmother Kathleen Hopkins reported that about $20,000 worth of jewelry was missing from her house and she thought her grandson might be responsible for it as he is "known to be a drug addict," a Palm Beach County Sheriff's office probable cause affidavit says.
Hopkins told the detective Coleman had been in her house several times over the past week and has stolen from her family in the past.
One of the items she noticed missing was her Lake Worth High School graduation ring, which had her initials engraved on it.
The next day, a sheriff's detective found Coleman pawned numerous women's jewelry - including the ring - at Prestige Pawn, in Jupiter, on Aug. 15 and Aug. 16.
Coleman received about $1,856 for the jewelry, which included a one carat diamond ring with gold trim, the affidavit says.
Coleman was seen pawning the items at the Jupiter store through surveillance video.
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