'Gold' rings stolen from Ohio shop just brass

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - November 16, 2009

Henry Triplett of Henry's Jewelers in Toledo says what appeared to be thousands of dollars in gold rings in his display cases were actually rings made of brass and worth barely 25 cents apiece.

They were dealers' samples in the style of genuine gold rings that Triplett had safely locked away, out of view.

He says the real cost of Friday's break-in will come from replacing the front window on his shop and the shattered glass on 13 display cases.

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