Boy arrested for taking mom's jewelry

April 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM

PANAMA CITY, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Florida police said a sixth-grader was arrested at the request of his parents for taking more than $7,000 worth of jewelry from his mother and giving it away.

Police said the Bay County boy told investigators he gave his mother's white gold ring and diamond ring to a female classmate who later returned the white gold ring but told him she had lost the diamond ring, The Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger reported Thursday.

The boy told police another boy in his class had his mother's emerald and sapphire ring and offered to return them for a reward. Another classmate received a sapphire ring, the boy told police.

Police said the boy was arrested and charged with grand theft. He was taken to the Bay County Department of Juvenile Justice.

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