Local Woman Allegedly Steals $200,000 Worth of Jewelry

BAY COUNTY, FLA. -  
Bay County Sheriff's Office announces the arrest of a local woman.
 
Amy Burnette with the Bay County Sheriff's Office investigated this crime that started in the beginning of August. The victim reported that her and her husband were missing over $200,000 worth of jewelry and other precious metals from her house.  She told deputies that she believed her niece was responsible for the missing items because she has stolen from her before.  Her niece, Virginia Lindsey had been renting the two story apartment on her property, and was the only one that had access to and knowledge of the jewelry.  
 
Burnette checked the pawn network system under Virginia's name and discovered from March 6, 2017 to July 11, 2017 she had been pawning the victim's jewelry.  The manager of the pawn shop, Dan's Pawn, had surveillance video of Lindsey, her finger print, and signature stating that the items were not stolen.  
 
Bay County Sheriff's Office states that Virginia Lindsey was charged with stolen property-deal in and fraud-false owner in for pawned items over $300. 

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