Door-to-door energy entrepreneur accused of stealing NKY woman’s wedding rings
CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Police are looking for a lady who allegedly stole jewellery from a house in Elsmere whereas working as a contractor.
The sufferer, Denise Rice, says she employed the contractors to make her residence extra vitality environment friendly, however in doing so she says they robbed her of irreplaceable objects.
The 2 contractors confirmed up at their Dell Road residence in Might, Rice says. They gave her a brochure saying they labored for Duke Vitality and mentioned they have been within the space doing upgrades that might assist scale back vitality payments.
Duke Vitality opinions the contractors who labored for Honeywell, an organization Duke contracts with, to enter houses and enhance vitality effectivity.
“He made the doorways and stuff, and she or he made lights within the bed room,” Rice recalled.
She says the contractors went to work altering lightbulbs and including the newest energy-efficient instruments and home equipment to their residence. Then they left.
Rice did not notice the jewellery was lacking till months later.
“I do not put on jewellery,” she mentioned. “I prepare dinner. I do not put on jewellery. I solely went into my jewellery field on July 4th […]to get my wedding ceremony rings.”
Rice says she knew she hadn’t misplaced them as a result of she stored them in the identical place. However she seemed anyway, and so they by no means turned up.
“I went into the jewellery field and began digging and I used to be like, ‘Oh my god, I am 5 quick!'”
Rice known as Elsmere PD, who started an investigation that ultimately named 42-year-old Amber Kleiman as a suspect. The second contractor was not charged.
Police say Kleiman pawned Rice’s rings at a Cheviot pawn store, which she visited a number of instances.
Investigators have been unable to get well the lacking jewellery as a result of it had already melted down. They might solely affirm that two of Rice’s rings had been introduced into the shop.
By regulation, the pawnshops solely needed to preserve the rings of their unique kind for 15 days earlier than they have been melted down.
Rice has this message for Kleiman: “You’re a horrible individual. You took quite a lot of recollections and emotions with you and you’re a horrible individual.”
Duke Vitality is working with Rice to resolve the matter.
The corporate mentioned in an announcement:
“The security of our prospects is our major concern. We take this accountability very significantly. We admire that this incident was delivered to our consideration just lately and can examine the matter.”
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