Bradenton home health worker confessed to pawning client's jewelry

kirby@bradenton.comMay 20, 2014 

Alice Tibbetts

SARASOTA -- A home health worker admitted Tuesday that she pawned her client's jewelry, according to Sarasota County Sheriff's Office..

An 88-year-old woman reported that on May 6 or 7 her sapphire and diamond ring, worth $3,000, was stolen from her home in Sarasota. A search revealed that Alice Tibbetts, who cared for the woman's husband, sold both the ring and a gold bracelet at Money Pro Pawn Brokers pawn shop on May 9, according to a news release.

Tibbetts, of Bradenton provided a sworn video confession admitting to the crime and has been charged with dealing in stolen property and false ownership information on pawn forms, both second-degree felonies for the amount the ring was worth, according to the sheriff's office

Second degree felonies carry a prison sentence of no more than 15 years.

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