- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 90-year-old woman had to shell out $200 to get her stolen medical alert bracelet back after it turned up at a central Florida coin shop.

Nell McBride told the Daytona Beach News-Journal (https://bit.ly/1qNNKiH ) she’s “out the money now” but that she had to get her bracelet back.

Police say a 26-year-old housekeeper who worked at the retirement home took the bracelet.

Ormond Beach police spokesman Keith Walker says the law is made to protect pawn shops. Once a police report is filed and charges are pending, the victim is able to buy back the item for the cost the broker paid.

If a victim can prove to a judge that the item was stolen, the pawnshop must return the item and could be on the hook for attorney’s fees.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, https://www.news-journalonline.com

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