MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 50-year-old woman has been charged with theft after police say she stole the wedding ring of her ex-husband’s new wife.
According to a criminal complaint, the woman’s wedding ring had been sitting on top of her bedroom dresser, after she broke her wrist and was unable to wear it due to swelling. On Oct. 17, she noticed it was missing and searched the house without any luck.
She and her husband determined the ring must have been stolen and suspected the husband’s ex-wife, Kristina Marie Wagner, might have taken it.
The couple told police Wagner had possible chemical abuse issues, was in financial trouble and had access to their home when she visits her daughter.
The ring is described as a 14-carat white gold ring with a square .7 carat Leo diamond in the center. It was valued at approximately $5,100.
Investigators discovered Wagner had pawned a wedding ring set at a pawn store in Burnsville and confirmed the description matched that of the missing ring.
Police questioned Wagner about the incident and she admitted to taking the ring because she was short on money.
Wagner has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.