December 24, 2014
Police say a 24-year-old Midwest City woman is suspected of stealing electronics worth $1,550 from her boyfriend and his roommate after she allegedly pawned a $200 Samsung tablet for $20 at Black Gold Pawn.
The theft from a house in the 300 block of North 7th Avenue was originally reported to Purcell police as a burglary that occurred November 26.
Adam Elzer told investigators he was at work from 2 p.m. until nearly midnight. When he came home from work, he found the front door unlocked and his television and Xbox missing.
He called his girlfriend, who told him she had locked the door before leaving around 10:30 p.m., to drop off his car.
Elzer said she told him her sister from Texas was picking her up and they were going to Shawnee to visit family.
He told police he saw her get into a vehicle, but couldn't see the driver.
The roommate had left earlier in the week.
A further check of the house revealed other items were missing, including an air circulator, two Samsung Galaxy tablets, Samsung blu-ray player, Nintendo game console and two airsoft pistols.
On December 11, investigators searching pawnshop records found the girlfriend had pawned one of the stolen Samsung tablets on the day it was stolen.
Elzer came to the pawn shop and identified the tablet as his.
The pawn shop owner provided police a photograph taken of the girlfriend when she pawned the tablet.
According to Oklahoma Department of Corrections records, the girlfriend has a past felony conviction for false declaration of ownership in pawn.
The Purcell police reports have been turned over to the district attorney's office. However, as of Thursday no charges have been filed.