Woman arrested for theft of $6,500 in jewelry from grandmother

Woman arrested for theft of $6,500 in jewelry from grandmother

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston Police arrested a 24-year-old woman Wednesday accused of stealing $6,500 from her grandmother back in March.

Elizabeth Williams was arrested Wednesday night after police were dispatched to 337 Cross Street with complaints of suspicious parties, according to a police report. Police say they found Williams standing outside the residence with two others. When officers conducted a background check, they found Williams had two active warrants for possession of heroin and grand larceny, the report states.

On March 3, Williams' grandmother called police to report that Williams had stolen approximately sixty pieces of jewelry from her apartment. She said had allowed Williams to live with her until Williams got back on her feet after problems with heroin. The victim said she began to notice pieces of her jewelry had disappeared in early February, but was not suspicious of her granddaughter.

She told police she then received a letter addressed to Williams from Low Country Pawn & Jewelry that contained the final notice to pay the pawn shop before the jewelry would be put up for sale. Williams' grandmother was alarmed because she had never given any of her jewelry to Williams, the report states.

That same day, Williams' grandmother told police she received a call from her daughter, who told her Williams had confessed to stealing the jewelry and pawning it.

The victim immediately went to the pawn shop and paid the fee to prevent the jewelry from being sold, but could not recover her possessions without a police report, which prompted her to contact police, the report states.

Williams was arrested and was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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