Blaine woman sentenced on a felony theft charge

A Blaine woman accused of stealing and pawning jewelry from three different homes she lived in between September 2011 and May 2012 was sentenced Feb. 25 in Anoka County District Court.

Jessica Kayleigh Pearson, 27, was sentenced to serve at least 30 days in jail on the felony theft charge that she pled guilty to Oct. 28, 2013. She was given credit for the four days already served and will be able to serve her time on weekends only.

Amanda Vickstrom of the Anoka County Attorney’s Office said Pearson may have to serve up to 90 days in jail for this conviction, but it depends on how well she does in meeting the conditions of her probation.

Pearson was also placed on five years probation and ordered to maintain employment and schooling, have no direct or indirect contact with her victims, and pay at least $3,739.22 in restitution. She may also have to pay an additional $1,250 in restitution if one of the victims demands it through the court system, according to court records.

According to the criminal complaint, Pearson would sporadically visit or live in three different homes, two in Blaine and one in East Bethel, between September 2011 and May 2012.

The jewelry she admitted to stealing included a silver ring that had come that came from the victim’s grandmother, a silver band ring with diamonds valued at $300, a Harley Davidson ring, two Amethyst birthstone rings each valued at $150, an engagement ring valued at $800, a promise ring valued at $50, a pinkie ring valued at $200, diamond earrings valued at $1,083, a wedding ring valued at $900 and a gold pin valued at $80, according to the complaint.

Authorities checked the records of local pawn shops and found some of the items she had pawned.

The East Bethel people she lived with also reported $1,500 cash missing. Pearson told police she took $200 cash, according to the complaint.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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