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February 27, 2013

Ga. attorney charged with theft of diamond ring

AUGUSTA, Ga. — An Augusta lawyer has been charged with theft for not returning a diamond ring authorities say she found in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.  

A woman reported the ring missing Feb. 12 and said it was worth about $10,500. Alexia Dawn Davis, a public defender, found the ring Feb. 7 and returned it Feb. 19 after surveillance footage of the parking lot was broadcast.

Davis was charged with theft of lost or mislaid property — a felony because the ring is worth more than $1,500. Paula Frederick, general counsel for the Georgia Bar Association, told the Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Xfc2nq) if Davis is convicted, she could be disbarred.

Her attorney, Tanya Jeffords, says Davis returned the ring once she knew who the owner was and never wore it.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

 

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