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Duluth woman charged with $800,000 jewelry theft

November 22, 2013
Associated Press

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth woman has been charged with stealing $800,000 worth of jewelry from the jewelry store where she worked.

Court records say 29-year-old Ashley Marie Wiskow began pawning jewelry to make ends meet but the thefts from Security Jewelers escalated over two years.

The Duluth News Tribune reported ( ) Friday that a Duluth Police Department investigator uncovered the thefts while checking pawn shop records in another burglary case. A police report says Wiskow made 278 sales to pawn shops beginning in February 2011.

Wiskow was charged Nov. 15 with felony theft. She did not immediately respond to a message left by The Associated Press at a phone number listed in her name.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune,



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