The investigation was able to determine that on three separate dates in October and November, 2018 Perez pawned jewelry with an valued at $190,000, at the Cash-In Jewelry and Pawn, at 1560 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle.
Caride-Hernandez who is the proprietor of the business, accepted the jewelry from Perez and after being advised by law enforcement that it was stolen, failed to follow proper procedure by retaining and surrendering the property. At this time the jewelry has not been recovered.
On Wednesday, December 12, Perez was charged with Selling Stolen Property Greater than $1,500. She was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released after posting $5,000 secured bail.
On Thursday, December 13, 2018 Caride-Hernandez was charged with one count each of Receiving Stolen Property Greater than $1500, Tampering with Evidence and Hindering Prosecution. He was arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court #2 and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective B. Harris by calling 302-365-8410.
Information can be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com