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Palm Beach socialite's daughter charged with stealing millions from mother

Posted at 5:58 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 15:42:35-04

The daughter of a Palm Beach socialite is out of jail on bond, charged with stealing from her mother a variety of high-priced items including cars, jewelry and silverware.

Courtnay Montgomery, 52, daughter of Mary Montgomery, is accused of stealing the following items:

  • Jewelry valued at $5.5 million
  • Silverware valued at $1.1 million 
  • Rolls-Royce valued at $289,000 
  • Bentley valued at $165,900
  • Wine appraised at $81,000 

The thefts were discovered by trustees taking inventory at the elder Montgomery's Palm Beach mansion.

Courtnay Montgomery, who was arrested Wednesday, faces grand theft charges.

In March, both vehicles were recovered at the Port St. Lucie home of Charles David Kelley, who said they were given to him and his wife by Courtnay Montgomery.

Some of the silverware was recovered by the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department after it had been sold to a dealer for $50,000, according to a Palm Beach police report.  More of the silverware was found at Kelley's home.