Bonita woman charged with pawning her mom’s jewelry

— A 26-year-old woman accused of stealing and pawning her mother’s jewelry told deputies she wanted to come clean and do the right thing.

Krista Lynn Porter, of the 10000 block of Sunshine Drive, Bonita Springs, was charged Thursday with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and false declaration of ownership to a pawn broker. She remained Friday in Lee County Jail pending posting of a total of $4,500 in bonds.

According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:

On April 16, Carol Porter told deputies she had noticed during the past six months that her jewelry was missing. She went to a pawnshop on Ragsdale Street in Bonita Springs and spoke with the manager who confirmed he had a necklace and that her daughter, Krista Porter, had pawned them. The daughter lives at the mother’s house.

A detective spoke with the mother and pawnshop manager, who picked Krista Porter out of a photographic lineup. He told the detective that she was the same person who had pawned items on several occasions, one time being Dec. 15.

The detective found Krista Porter at her employment, which was not mentioned in the report. She told him: “she wanted to come clean, do the right thing and was wanting to put everything past her and start over.”

Krista Porter was charged with the three felonies.

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