A moving company worker from Huntersville is accused of stealing jewelry from a family moving back to Denver, N.C., from Georgia.
Michael Paul Rife, 40, was charged with felony larceny and jailed on $10,000 bail, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said this week.
The family hired a moving company through U-Haul to help unload a U-Haul truck that was used to move their belongings to a home on Silver Jade Trail on June 11, sheriff’s investigators said.
The supervisor of the two-man moving crew discovered that one of the workers removed jewelry during the job.
Three rings, a bracelet, two necklaces and two sets of earrings were stolen, sheriff’s office spokesman Larry Seagle told the Observer.
The jewelry was valued at $3,110, he said.
The supervisor turned the jewelry over to the Huntersville Police Department. The jewelry was identified by the woman’s name inscribed in a class ring. Huntersville police arrested Rife and turned him over to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.