PLAINVILLE - A local man has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Plainville woman.
Kevin Delorme, 39, of 16 Wayne Drive, is facing one felony count of third-degree larceny. He has been accused of stealing $6,600 worth of jewelry from an ex-girlfriend to support a drug habit, according to the arrest warrant.
The victim went to police on Oct. 17 and told officers she had noticed numerous pieces of jewelry missing from her home. Having found no sign of forced entry, she suspected that someone she had allowed into her home committed the theft. Furthermore, she told police, the thief took certain pieces of jewelry and left others that had more sentimental value.
The woman had a hard time estimating how much the missing jewelry was worth, as it was handed down to her from a family member who is now deceased.
During the investigation, Delorme, who had dated the victim, contacted her and admitted that he had committed the theft, the warrant alleges.
Police then discovered that Delorme had sold a number of pieces of jewelry to two pawn shops in the area. One of the pawn shop owners estimated that the total value of the jewelry was about $6,600.
Police throughout the investigation could not reach Delorme for a statement. He was charged this week and is being held on $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Dec. 11.
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