MIAMI – A Colombian lady used to be arrested at Citadel Lauderdale-Hollywood Global Airport Wednesday after she used to be accused of stealing greater than $32,000 price of jewellery from a person she came over in Miami after the 2 had chatted on-line.
In line with a Miramar police record, the sufferer spent two months getting to understand Marielys Valencia Martinez, who turns 39 on Saturday, ahead of assembly her in particular person in Dec. 2021, when she flew to Miami to seek advice from him.
Police mentioned on Dec. 4, the sufferer picked up Martinez from her Miami resort room and the 2 went to a cafe.
Investigators wrote that once parking his automotive and seeing an indication urging drivers to take away their valuables from their automobiles, the sufferer took out a transparent plastic bag containing two diamond rings and a diamond bracelet, which attracted Martinez’s consideration.
Police wrote that all the way through dinner, Martinez requested the sufferer to peer and put on the jewellery, sought after to understand how a lot it used to be price and requested how a lot he would promote it for.
The person didn’t give Martinez many main points however allowed her to put on the jewellery for the night time, police mentioned. The 2 went to a nightclub after which returned to the sufferer’s space, the place Martinez returned the pieces.
Police mentioned the sufferer put the rings and bracelet in a jewellery field on a shelf.
Someday between 3 and 5 a.m. the following morning, Martinez woke the sufferer and asked he take her again to the resort, the record states.
Police mentioned ahead of leaving, the sufferer noticed the jewellery field sitting at the shelf, however, unbeknownst to him, it not contained the jewellery.
Martinez flew again to Colombia later that day. Two or 3 days later, the sufferer advised police she posted movies on Instagram and TikTok dressed in the jewellery.
In line with the record, the sufferer wrote Martinez on WhatsApp asking she go back the jewellery, however Martinez advised him it value an excessive amount of cash to mail the pieces to the USA and he or she would go back the jewellery when she returned to Miami in February.
“The jewels are right here with me(.) I don’t need to spend my cash sending anything else much less after being threatened by means of the police with prison and with my visa,” police mentioned Martinez wrote again. “(U)ntil I input the USA with out issues(,) I will be able to now not go back anything else.”
“It’s easy, listed here are the jewels. I need to go back them, why can’t you stay up for me to go back?” she additionally mentioned, in step with the record. “What you (sic) f—ing downside.”
Martinez by no means did come again to Miami, police mentioned, however she did fly into Citadel Lauderdale Wednesday, the place BSO deputies arrested her. As of Friday, she used to be in custody on the Paul Rein Detention Facility in Pompano Seaside on an immigration cling.
She faces a second-degree grand robbery rate.
The record doesn’t point out whether or not the sufferer were given his jewellery again.
Editor’s be aware: This text has been up to date to mirror the suspect’s right kind age.
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