Scranton pair is charged in gold theft – Scranton Times

May 2, 2015 Posted by admin

SCRANTON — A city woman and man were arrested after gold jewelry was stolen, sold and not documented properly.

On April 20, Erika Curtis, 20, Scranton, stole jewelry from an acquaintance’s house at 1754 Rear Wayne Ave. in the city.

She then sold the gold, including nine rings, a bracelet, a necklace, a medallion and two broken necklaces, to Jeff’s Trading Post owner Jeffrey Decker, 22, 1717 Church Ave., Scranton.

Mr. Decker listed the jewelry as “scrap gold.” When police questioned why he did not properly document the items, he said, “That’s all I was going to use it for.” He was charged with theft and receiving stolen property. Bail was not available.

Ms. Curtis was taken into custody Thursday and charged with two counts of robbery. She remains in Lackawanna County jail on $150,000 bail.


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