WINDOM ― A Windom resident arrested Oct. 31 for drug offenses is also facing theft charges on the grounds that she allegedly stole items from a house she was hired to clean.
It was reported Sept. 11 that a victim had a wedding ring valued at $7,000 stolen from their home. They initially thought the ring was only misplaced, but then they left a handgun on the table, left for a few days and returned to find the handgun gone. They suspected that Larissa Ramos, 52, had stolen both items while cleaning the home.
Law enforcement called Pawn-It in Worthington, and an employee said Ramos had pawned a lot of jewelry the last few months, including a ring that matched the description given by the victim. The employee sent a picture of the ring to the officer, who showed the picture to the victim for confirmation that it was the same ring. When police questioned Ramos, she allegedly admitted to having stolen the ring.
She was charged with felony theft, which carries a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison and/or $20,000. If convicted, Ramos will be sentenced based on her criminal history.
Ramos received a court summons in this case rather than being arrested, but Ramos is being held in Cottonwood County Jail on other charges.