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Maryland Couple Arrested by Storm Lake Police for Jewelry Scam

June 01, 2021 10:40am

Two arrests were made after Storm Lake Police were alerted to a possible jewelry scam at approximately 2pm on Monday.

Police were told by witnesses that a male and female traveling in a vehicle were offering to sell gold. Shortly after that, police located the suspect vehicle in the 1500 block of West 5th Street in Storm Lake.

The suspects were identified as 37-year-old Danut Miclescu and Alexandra Miclescu, both of Baltimore, Maryland. Police allege the couple possessed several items of fake jewelry stamped with counterfeit markings purporting them to be real.

Following an investigation on scene, police charged the couple with 5th Degree Fraudulent Practice, a simple misdemeanor.

Police remind the public to be cautious when purchasing merchandise from non-reputable sources, in particular jewelry. Any suspected counterfeit fraudulent activity can be reported to the Storm Lake Police Department at 749-2525, or 732-8010.