Two charged with selling stolen propertyA juvenile’s friend and mother were arrested for trying to pawn a couple of stolen rings.
By: Alec Hogstad, Rosemount Town Pages
A juvenile’s friend and mother were arrested for trying to pawn a couple of stolen rings. Sammy Dehall Vernet, 20, and Kristin Pepera, 35, have both been charged with receiving stolen property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
According to a complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, a Farmington man reported missing jewelry and coins out of his safe in his house. His girlfriend’s 12-year-old son, identified in the complaint only by the initials SCM, admitted to taking the items. SCM took the rings and he, and other juveniles, were driven by Vernet to a jewelry store in Farmington, they pawned one ring and split the money. When they could not pawn the other two rings, SCM gave the rings to his friend. When his friend’s mother, Pepera, found the rings she agreed to help them pawn the rings. Once they pawned the rings they again split the money.
Pepera and Vernet could face up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine on the receiving stolen property charge and up one year in jail and a $3,000 fine of the contributing to the delinquency of minors charge.