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Pair accused of receiving stolen jewellery

Two women were charged in Magistrates’ Court yesterday with receiving stolen jewellery and other goods worth more than $8,000.

Vanessa Blyden, 21, of Pembroke, denied knowingly receiving $750 worth of stolen gold jewellery between April 1 and April 29.

She also denied knowingly receiving $1,535 worth of jewellery between March 26 and 27.

St George’s resident Chanel Smith, 24, denied receiving a Louis Vuitton clutch and cardholder, a gold wedding band and a diamond ring worth a total $1,570. The items were stolen from the home of Warwick residents Milton and Tuere Smith between April 1 and 29.

She also denied receiving goods she also knew to be stolen on those same dates a Gucci watch worth $1,900 and a $2,500 gold bracelet owned by Malcolm Smith.

Ms Smith pleaded not guilty to a separate charge of receiving a single diamond earring belonging to Julia Ann Francis between March 26 and 27, knowing it was stolen.

Crown counsel Karen King said police are still in the process of getting some of the recovered items identified.

It’s expected the total value of stolen jewellery will amount to $41,275, she added.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner released the pair on $3,000 bail with one surety each and ordered them to surrender their travel documents and not to leave the jurisdiction without permission.

The case was adjourned until this morning.

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Published May 03, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 02, 2013 at 11:43 pm)

Pair accused of receiving stolen jewellery

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