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GARNER | A Kanawha woman accused of stealing and pawning $9,450 worth of jewelry in Hancock County has been sentenced to jail.

Tiffany Leanne Clayton, 30, pleaded guilty in Hancock County District Court to an amended charge of misdemeanor theft in the third degree. She was initially charged with felony theft in the second degree.

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On March 15, Clayton was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined $625. She is also required to pay attorney fees and victim restitution.

She was arrested in October on a warrant issued six months prior.

According to the criminal complaint, law enforcement responded to a Goodell residence where the property owners stated Clayton, who was a Jacksonville, Illinois, resident staying with them “on occasion” between December 2017 and February 2018, had stolen numerous pieces of jewelry totaling $9,450 from their home.

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Some of the jewelry was found at EZ Pawn in Mason City where it was pawned by Clayton and her friends, the complaint says.

Court documents said the non-reimbursed damages for the victim is $4,150 and for EZ Pawn is $760.

— Ashley Stewart

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Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.

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