Woman sentenced after pleading guilty to theft of $35K ring from Cavalier Hotel

Posted at 2:15 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 14:15:39-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A woman who pleaded guilty to the theft of a ring worth thousands of dollars will spend time behind bars.

Chrystal Gregory

Authorities say 27-year-old Chrystal Monique Gregory of Norfolk was arrested and charged with Grand Larceny on September 19, 2018.

Gregory was sentenced to five years with four years and 11 months suspended, leaving 30 days to serve and payment of restitution to the victim ($15,000) and insurance company ($10,000). She may serve time on the weekends.

In August 2019, officials announced that Gregory had pleaded guilty.

News 3’s Brendan Ponton first reported on this story in July 2018.

A search warrant said that a man reported a ring worth $35,000, along with his wallet, was stolen from a safe in his hotel room at the Cavalier Hotel on June 21, 2018. Three days later, the victim’s credit card was used to pay for Uber three times.

While investigators initially said they requested records from the ridesharing company in order to track down the thief, police have not said what exactly led to Gregory’s arrest.

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