Southington man, Cheshire woman charged in theft of $15,900 worth of jewelry 

Southington man, Cheshire woman charged in theft of $15,900 worth of jewelry 



SOUTHINGTON – A Southington man and Cheshire woman face charges after police say they stole nearly $15,900 worth of jewelry from a home.

Albert Skwiot, 35, of 8 Southington Ave., Southington, and Melissa Quinn, 33, of  1127 Marion Road, Cheshire, were both charged by warrant Friday with second-degree larceny and second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny.  Skwiot was held on $20,000 bond and Quinn was held on $10,000 bond. Both were scheduled to appear in court Friday. 

Skwiot and Quinn allegedly stole jewelry from a home over several visits. The victim is a relative of Skwiot’s, according to Sgt. Jeff Dobratz. On Sept. 24, the victim discovered that an estimated 20 pairs of gold earrings and 40 gold rings were missing, Dobratz said. Combined, the value of the jewelry is estimated at $15,900. 

An investigation revealed the jewelry was sold at several pawn shops across the state, Dobratz said. Skwiot and Quinn were taken into custody on active warrants after coming in contact with Hartford police about 4 a.m. Friday, he noted. 

Skwiot was also charged on a separate failure to appear warrant and was held on $5,000 bond.

— Bryan Lipiner


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