MANATEE — A man has been charged with dealing in stolen property and defrauding a pawn broker for crimes committed between March 7 and March 9 in Parrish, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a report, 24-year-old Miles Rivers was hired by a woman to housesit while she was out of town March 7-9.
In July, the victim reported $20,000 in jewelry missing.
A search revealed Rivers pawned several pieces of jewelry at different shops throughout Manatee County, according to the report.
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Rivers, already in jail on an unrelated domestic charge, admitted to taking the jewelry and pawning several pieces, according to the report.
Rivers was being held on bonds totaling $27,000 on the jewelry theft case and on $50,000 bond for violation of a domestic violence injunction.