CORAL SPRINGS, FL – On the final day of a handyman working on a project in her Coral Springs home, the resident noticed her deceased father’s gold bracelet with diamonds missing from her nightstand, a police report said.
That day, on Aug. 15, the resident told police the handyman, Kenneth Daggett, 51 of Margate, was re-installing a ceiling fan in her master bedroom while the resident met with Deborah Minarovich, a woman who came with Daggett to the house, the report said.
When Daggett and Minarovich left, the resident discovered the $2,000 bracelet was gone.
According to the report, the resident called Coral Springs police and, five days later, investigators found the bracelet in a Pompano Beach pawn shop, where it was purchased for $700.
Police charged Daggett with grand theft ($750<$5000) for stealing the bracelet. Police also charged Minarovich with dealing in stolen property and giving false owner info for pawn items.
The resident ended up paying Value Pawn $700 to get her bracelet back.
When Daggett sold the bracelet to the shop’s employee, Daggett told him the bracelet belonged to Minarovich’s deceased uncle, the report said.
Daggett had worked as a handyman for the Coral Springs resident for eight years, the report said.
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