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Woman accused of stealing from Good Samaritan

JENNA-LEY HARRISON

Staff Writer

A Denver woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars in coins, cash and ammunition from a man she and her husband were staying with at the time, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Nadine Marie Gearhart, 38, of 2325 McCloud Street, stole at least $5,000 in cash, $2,000 in ammunition of more than one caliber and a coin collection worth $4,000, an agency press release said.

The items belonged to Ronnie Reynolds, whom deputies said allowed Gearhart and her husband to move into his McCloud Street residence “to help them out.”

Reynolds reported his belongings stolen on Dec. 2.

He told the Sheriff’s Office the items had been missing since Nov. 23.

Upon further investigation, detectives said they learned Gearhart had already sold the goods to a pawnshop, having made multiple trips there from September to Dec. 1.

Deputies said they would not be able to recover any of Reynolds’ property since pawnshop employees told them all items had been sold.

Gearhart, who made a first appearance in district court on Thursday, remains in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $27,500 secured bond.

She faces one felony count each of larceny and possession of stolen goods along with five felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

No charges were filed against Gearhart’s husband.

 

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