Johns Island ring thief gets 5 years probation

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A Connecticut judge has sentenced the Johns Island woman who stole and pawned her friend's mother's $270,000 engagement ring to 5 years probation.

21-year-old Juliet Jane Branch pled guilty to first-degree larceny for stealing the ring while at a birthday party in the Greenwich home of her friend's parents in October 2010, State's Attorney David Cohen said.

Greenwich police said they determined that she later pawned the ring in Georgia.

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