Corrina Elizabeth Conway
MENIFEE – An employee who reportedly stole more than $200,000 in precious metals from a pawn shop was caught in the act and arrested.
On Monday, January 15, 2016 the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Station received a report regarding the theft of precious metals from Sun City Coin & Pawn, which is located in the 28000 block of Bradley Road, Menifee.
The Riverside Sheriff’s Perris Station Burglary Suppression Team (BST) was assigned to the investigation and began looking into what was believed to be an ongoing crime. Investigators were quickly able to find supportive information demonstrating that an employee had stolen silver coins and silver bars from a safe inside the store.
According to Sergeant Curt Harris in a press release, further investigation identified the suspect in that crime was 22-year-old, Corrina Elizabeth Conway of Riverside.
BST personnel pursued additional investigative leads in the case, and began to build a body of evidence supporting that Conway had been embezzling the store’s silver throughout the past year. Harris reported that the business suffered losses in excess of $200,000.00.
On February 9, 2016, BST personnel were able to catch Conway in the act when she reportedly entered the store, stole an additional $8,000 in silver and then attempted to transport the goods in order to fence them.
At this time investigators detained Conway, recovered the stolen silver and transported her to the Perris Station for further investigation. Authorities report that additional evidence was recovered at Conway’s home.
Conway was transported to the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta and booked for grand theft and embezzlement. A jail records search showed Conway had been transferred to the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility and was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Her arraignment has been scheduled for February 18, at the Riverside Hall of Justice, at 8 a.m.