In the annals of criminal enterprise, this has to have been tried before. It's the old I-don't-know-what-you're-talking-about-officer-I-was-blacked-out excuse. Unfortunately for one Jupiter resident who allegedly made off with a stash of expensive jewelry, when police confronted her with the evidence, this was all she could come up with. A successful career in supervillainy isn't likely in the cards for this one.
A 48-year-old Jupiter woman told investigators she was missing a whole stack of expensive things -- including a dolphin neckless and two dolphin bracelets, a gold chain, and a watch. Jupiter Police turned their suspicion on Emilee Sindelar immediately after the robbery was reported on January 7, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The alleged victim fingered Sindelar as the suspect immediately. The 20-year-old had allegedly helped the victim move in December and had access to the missing items.
Jupiter Police checked their database of recent pawn shop activity and got a hit. Sindelar had pawned a dolphin charm and gold watch for $390 at a North Palm Beach shop on December 9. When the suspect was confronted with the evidence in a January 7 interview, she said if the pawn slip had her name on it, she must have done it. But Sindelar says she didn't remember taking or pawning the jewelry because she was blacked out from drug use.
Court records indicate she was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property, grand theft, and using a false ID to a second-hand dealer of property $300 and over.
This also isn't Sindelar's first run-in with the law. Back in 2012, she was arrested for dealing in stolen property, false verification, and grand theft. She received 18 months of probation for the incident.
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