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Valley News Dispatch

New Kensington duo accused of stealing $30K in jewelry

Chuck Biedka
| Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

A New Kensington man and woman are accused of taking almost $30,000 in jewelry from a Lower Burrell home and pawning some of it in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Aaron John Martinkovich, 35, and Dana Nicole Pfund, 29, both of Marlboro Drive, New Kensington, are charged with felony theft and receiving stolen property.

Lower Burrell police said the items were reported taken last month from a safe in a Vance Drive house. Police said the jewelry probably was taken on various dates from a safe last year, but not noticed until last month.

Much of the haul was cashed in at gold and silver stores in Natrona Heights in Harrison, Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer, an online company based in Leechburg and a store in Daytona Beach, police allege.

Pfund already was in the Westmoreland County Prison on other charges. A preliminary hearing for both Martinkovich and Pfund is scheduled for Sept. 19.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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