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Stamford Man Charged With Stealing, Pawning Friend's Family Jewels

A Stamford man has reportedly been charged with stealing then pawning a Westover family's jewelry.
A Stamford man has reportedly been charged with stealing then pawning a Westover family's jewelry. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky, file

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man faces charges in connection with the theft of jewelry and other valuables belonging to a family in Westover that befriended him, police told the Stamford Advocate.

Maximilian Campbell-Owoniya, 21, was charged with second-degree larceny, according to the Stamford Advocate. He had been staying in the home of the family for several months when family members noticed that jewelry was missing from a safe, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Police told the Stamford Advocate that an investigation revealed that Campbell-Owoniya had sold the items, which were worth $18,000, for a bit more than $1,000.

Click here to read the Stamford Advocate story.

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