PBSO: Mover stole $12,500 in jewelry from Delray-area woman

Jograj

Jograj

A suburban Delray Beach woman’s one-mile move nearly turned into a $12,500 loss after deputies say one of the movers stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from her.

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested Brandon Jamiel Jograj on grand theft and fraud charges Tuesday morning after they say he pocketed five of the woman’s jewelry pieces, then tried to sell them days later at a Boca Raton pawnshop.

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In late July the woman hired movers from a Coral Springs moving company to pack up her house, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The team of four movers took her drawers filled with jewelry and “dumped them into cardboard box cartons,” she told deputies. When she unpacked later that day she noticed jewelry missing — $12,500 worth of it.

Among the jewelry said to be missing: a 14-karat gold pocket watch valued at $5,000, a gold engagement ring and a gold rope chain.

Four days later deputies say 31-year-old Jograj of Boca Raton tried to pawn the jewelry in Boca Raton.

He is out of the Palm Beach County Jail on a $15,000 bond, jail records indicate.

 

 

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