Landlord traces jewelry theft to downstairs tenant

Police arrested a Sandusky woman Tuesday after her sleuthing landlord tracked stolen jewelry to a local pawn shop and then tied it back to her, according to a police report.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 25, 2013


Kapricia Morgan, 23, of the 400 block of Cove St., was charged with felony theft and burglary.

Tuesday morning, the Cove Street home’s landlord discovered that her $2,000 wedding ring set and her grandfather’s diamond ring was missing, along with a handful of DVDs.

The landlord immediately suspected Morgan, as she lived in the lower portion of the house and had recently been hocking jewelry at Cashland for rent money, the report said.

In recent days, the landlord left her door unlocked to allow her cat access to the rest of the building to hunt mice, the report said. The woman also allowed Morgan upstairs at anytime to borrow DVDs when she wanted.

That in mind, the landlord went to Cashland and found her missing rings. Employees later confirmed Morgan was the one who brought in the jewelry, the report said.

Officers arrested Morgan when she returned home. Sandusky Municipal Court Judge Erich O’Brien ordered her to remain in the Erie County jail until the landlord could change the locks at the Cove Street home. She has since been released from jail.


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I'm not sure what the law is in Ohio, but in Florida if you find your stolen property in a pawn shop you must pay the pawnbroker what he paid for the items to recover them. While it is against the law for a pawn shop to knowingly purchase stolen items there seems to be a very gray area in what has to be confirmed stolen or not. They do have lists for some things that have serial numbers or of a unique description. I hope she will not have a problem getting her possessions back.

sandtown born a...

Very accurate statement. You have to buy your own stuff back.

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We try to keep up with moderating the spammers and the name-callers (stop it, this is in reference to your comment).

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Make sure you watch who you rent to next time~you know it doesn't pay to be nice anymore~you know that


If it wasn't for people remaining anonymous... The SR would not have had a Vermilion Police newsletter mailed to them to print on the front page.

Isn't that so?