Jul 30, 2014

State Police Arrest Third Man In Alex & Ani Bracelet Thefts

Providence man joins two Woonsocket men on list of suspects.

State Police Arrest Third Man In Alex & Ani Bracelet Thefts


RI State Police have arrested a third suspect in the recent thefts of Alex and Ani bracelets during the manufacturing process.

Detectives have charged Paul Winfield, 34, of 51 Barstow St. in Providence with Larceny over $1,500. He joins Manuel Pagan, 27, of 104 Sayles St., Apt. 106, Woonsocket and Hector Bonilla, 26, of 104 Sayles St., Apt. 407, Woonsocket in the list of suspects related to the thefts.

On Monday, State Police detectives received information from a plating vendor used by the manufacturers of Alex and Ani jewelry indicating an employee of the vendor was stealing the popular bracelets. Detectives investigated further, resulting in Winfield's arrest for larceny. It is estimated the retail value of the theft is more than $1,500.

Winfield was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace at the Lincoln Barracks, and bail was set at $10,000 personal recognizance.

As a result of this continuing investigation, Cinerama, which is the manufacturer of Alex and Ani, estimated a total loss of more than $5,000 so far.

Larceny of more than $1,500 is a felony, punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or by both fine and imprisonment.

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