The Charlotte County Sheriff's pawn detective have arrested a father for allegedly stealing a $5,500 ring while the 70-year-old owner was in a hospital and having his daughter pawn it for $300 for drug money July 12, 2010.
Pete Michael Patterson, 45, 8337 Pelican Drive, Englewood, was charged Tuesday with grand theft from a person 65 or older.
The diamond-clustered ring was found at Young's Creative Jewelry, 2828 S. McCall Road, Englewood East. Police say Beth Nicole Patterson, 26, 5 Old Trail Road, Englewood, daughter of Pete Patterson, pawned the ring. She allegedly said her father did not have a driver's license and asked her to pawn the ring for him. The form showed Beth Patterson's driver's license and thumb print.
Beth Nicole Patterson
Patterson was jailed July 31 on violation of probation charges. She now faces charges of dealing in stolen property and false verification of ownership.
Patterson's bond was set at $15,000. His daughter remains in jail on no bond.