Couple charged after ring pic posted on Facebook

March 10, 2011 7:18:28 AM PST
A western Pennsylvania couple is behind bars after police say the woman posted a picture of a stolen 3-carat diamond ring on Facebook.

Police in Trafford say 21-year-old Robert Driscoll, of Pitcairn, stole the ring from his girlfriend's cousin's home then gave it to 20-year-old Crystal Yamnitzky. Authorities say Yamnitzky posted a picture of the new ring online, saying it was a gift from Driscoll.

Authorities say Yamnitzky's cousin had already alerted police that the $12,000 ring and other jewelry had been stolen.

Police soon questioned Yamnitzky and tracked down Driscoll. Officials say he'd fled and sold all the jewelry for $250.

Driscoll and Yamnitzky were arraigned Tuesday on charges including receiving stolen property and unable to post bail. It was not clear if they had attorneys.

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