Shakopee Volleyball Player Charged With Felony Theft
Police say Rachel Rhinesmith stole jewelry from her family and pawned it— for heroin.
Police say a Shakopee High School student stole jewelry from her family so she could pawn it and buy heroin.
According to the criminal complaint, Rhinesmith's mother called Shakopee police on April 26 and said Rhinesmith had taken her father’s car without permission.
After police found the vehicle in a Shakopee hotel parking lot, family members said a gold necklace and a computer tablet was missing.
Rhinesmith's mother also told police that her daughter had stolen and pawned items including a video camera, stereo, tripod, guitar, weed whip and her father’s wedding ring.
Police said according to records from a local pawn shop, Rhinesmith pawned 18 items for $1,525 between January and May.
In a statement to police, Rhinesmith reportedly said she had a $100 per day heroin addiction.
Rhinesmith pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge in a separate case on May 4 and in February pleaded guilty to a social host ordinance misdemeanor.