PLAINVILLE - A Southington man has been accused of stealing a ring worth thousands of dollars from a family member.
Steven Oliver, 30, has been charged with one count of third-degree larceny.
According to the arrest warrant, Oliver’s mother, a Plainville resident, reported to police in January 2016 that her $4,000 engagement ring had been stolen. She told police she suspected her son was responsible, as he has stolen from the family in the past, including jewelry from her. In fact, the engagement ring that was most recently stolen was a replacement, as the original one was also stolen by Oliver, the warrant said.
During the investigation, the warrant said, other family members reported thefts - including a hunting knife and two GPS devices - some of which was recovered after they were pawned by Oliver.
Additionally, police found and recovered the missing engagement ring. Detectives allege Oliver sold it to a pawn shop for $100 and admitted to his mother over the phone that he had taken it.
Oliver was not charged in the theft until last week. He is free on $2,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in Bristol Superior Court on Monday. His case was continued to Sept. 21 for a plea.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.