Pa. woman pawned Stony Point friend's jewelry, police say
A Stony Point woman who was renting out a room to a friend for months learned this week that her pal was pawning her jewelry, police said.
Nicole L. Baumann, 25, of Tamaqua, Pa., had been staying at a friend's house since the summer when she allegedly began selling jewelry to a Haverstraw pawnshop, Stony Point police Lt. Keith Williams said. The friend was not aware of the thefts until police, acting on a tip, located the jewelry and contacted her, Williams said.
More than $1,000 worth of jewelry was stolen, police said. Williams declined to disclose further details, citing the ongoing investigation.
Baumann was charged Tuesday with two counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies, as well as fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petty larceny, both misdemeanors, according to a Stony Point police news release.
She was sent to Rockland County Correctional Facility in lieu of $7,500 cash bail and has a court date Thursday afternoon.
It was unclear whether Bauman had an attorney Thursday morning.