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Jeweller offered wife's stolen valuables

TT/The Local · 27 Aug 2009, 09:00

Published: 27 Aug 2009 09:00 GMT+02:00

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The jeweller, Carl-Fredrik Forsell, was able to act as if nothing was in the least bit out of the ordinary despite having been offered his wife's jewellery which had been stolen from their home the night before.

Forsell asked the unsuspecting 54-year-old fence to return the following day when he would have time to value the items promising him that he would receive a couple of thousand kronor.

He then called the police.

"I noticed immediately that it was my wife's jewellery. I actually shouted 'bingo!' when the man had left" Forsell told Hallands Nyheter.

But before the hapless 54-year-old could return to sell the jewellery police had managed to arrest the man, and his 46-year-old accomplice, who it emerged had carried out the raid on the couple's home.

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The 54-year-old told Varberg District Court that he had handled the goods on behalf of the 46-year-old, who in turn claimed that he had been given the items by an unknown man outside a hotel in the town.

The 46-year-old has now been convicted and sentenced to nine months for theft while his 54-year-old accomplice has been given a probationary sentence.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:51 August 27, 2009 by benomax
Hahahaha, the man is lucky to have caught the thief just like that. What an interesting story to read, it sounds like a fairy tale.
11:28 August 27, 2009 by Åskar
The same thing happened to somebody who wanted to sell a forged Olle Olsson Hagtalund painting to the artist's widow. She calmly said that she wanted to think it over and asked the man to return. When he did the police were waiting for him.
12:24 August 27, 2009 by DamnImmigrant
Again with the light prison sentences!

Who actually stole the goods? I found this same problem in the US.

YOU steal the goods and get caught while stealing, long prison sentence.

You later get caught with the goods but claim you found them or someone gave them to you or whatever, and you get a really reduced sentence, IF ANY!

Equal sentencing would stop this nonsense!

When crime actually hurts criminals, they will move on. Until then, CRIME DOES PAY!!!!
14:15 August 27, 2009 by Kaethar
@DamnImmigrant: It should be obvious why this is the case. Because in a few cases such people ARE telling the truth and we try as hard as we can not to put innocent people in jail for years.
04:10 August 28, 2009 by lingonberrie

Consider the source.
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