MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Ramsey County juror showed up for court, but ended up leaving without her wedding band and a watch worth almost $5,000.
And police say the person who took her jewelry was the defendant.READ MORE: Good Question: How Do Trees Know When To Bloom?
Travette Campbell has a lengthy criminal history, including at least five prior felony convictions. A current criminal complaint alleges identity theft.
Surveillance video shows the juror go through security, sending her purse and jewelry through a metal detector, but she forgets to pick up her ring and watch.READ MORE: Minnesota Companies Mining Gold From Nostalgia For Decades Gone By
The footage shows Campbell reach into the bin that had just been used.
Officers identified Campbell from the video and later recovered the stolen items at her house.MORE NEWS: After Her Kids Were Hacked, Cybersecurity Engineer Writes Children's Book
She admitted to taking the nearly $20,000 in jewelry, but said she thought it was costume jewelry.