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Man Steals Friend's Rings, Pawns Them, Police Say

St. Charles Police said he had a pawn receipt for one ring when he was arrested for the crime.

A 27-year-old St. Charles County man stole and pawned three rings from a friend who lives in St. Charles, police said.

James Kerley, 27, of the 5300 block of North Highway 94, was charged Nov. 14 with felony stealing.

St. Charles Police said Kerley knew the victim and was allowed in the house in the 400 block of Tower Grove Place in St. Charles. However, he took three rings without permission on Oct. 7 and pawned them at a pawn shop. Police said he got $165 for the rings, which were valued at $6,000. Kerley had one of the pawn receipts on him when arrested, according to the police report.

According to the police report. Kerley told officers he used the money to pay his probation fees. Kerley was on probation for distributing, delivering or manufacturing a controlled substance.

Bail was set at $15,000.

For more crime information on St. Charles Patch, see the following articles:

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