Son Allegedly Stole, Pawned Mom’s Diamond Ring

SKIPPACK PA – A January 2022 preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a 21-year-old Collegeville man who, Pennsylvania State Police allege, stole a ring owned by his mother from her home and then pawned it for cash at a fraction of its value.

The jewelry has been recovered. The son faces a theft charge.

Troopers from the state’s Troop K Barracks in Skippack, in a public information release distributed Saturday (Nov. 20, 2021), said the diamond-and-white-gold engagement ring valued at $7,800 was taken from the mother’s Bridge Street, Perkiomen Township residence. Details of the theft, which troopers said occurred sometime between Sept. 30 at noon and Oct. 5 at 3 p.m., were not disclosed.

However troopers indicated they tracked the ring to a Norristown retailer. That’s where they allege the son pawned it for only $200.

Magisterial district court records show he is charged with theft of movable property by unlawful taking, a second-class felony. “This case will continue pending the final disposition of the court proceedings,” the troopers’ report noted.

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