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Fayetteville woman accused of stealing great-grandmother's jewelry

Posted October 16, 2013

Christina Marie Johnson

— Cumberland County investigators said Wednesday that they are searching for a Fayetteville woman accused of stealing jewelry from her great-grandmother, who was visiting town to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Arrest warrant have been issued for Christina Marie Johnson, 34, of 2901 Birchcreft Drive, charging her with felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Johnson is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 175 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes and has several tattoos, including the name "Christina” on her upper left arm.

The alleged theft occurred on May 2 and involved four pieces of gold and diamond jewelry valued at $7,000, authorities said. Johnson’s mother later called the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, saying Johnson wanted to surrender because she had taken the jewelry.

Anyone with information on Johnson's whereabouts is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • aston909 Oct 17, 2013

    her punishment should be weight watchers.

  • lwe1967 Oct 16, 2013

    How low can you sink. Probably the jewelry was painstakingly paid for years ago with little payments and had a lot of memories and love attached and now, sticky fingers great-granddaughter gets hold of it. Where is the jewelry? Did she pawn or fence it? She should be punished severely!

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 16, 2013

    annemarek - "This event should have stayed in the family. Don't need the law involved in everything."

    Sometimes things like this are kept in the family. That then can lead to enabling, if it hasn't already.

    Personally, I laud this family for calling in the authorities. I had to be a very hard thing for them to do.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 16, 2013

    How low can one go?

    They steal from their own family.


  • daisy Oct 16, 2013

    If the jewelry was insured then it needs to be reported to the police. I am sorry for the Grandmother and the family. Maybe the family is hoping by getting the woman locked up, she can get into a rehab program or something?

  • annemarek Oct 16, 2013

    This event should have stayed in the family. Don't need the law involved in everything.

  • beas Oct 16, 2013

    me2you--I had the exact same questions as I was reading this. In fact, I read it a couple to see if I had missed something. I don't get it either.

  • mack24 Oct 16, 2013

    Classy. $7000 worth of jewelry likely squandered for a few minutes of "good time". Congratulations for having the privilege of breathing the same air I do.

  • me2you Oct 16, 2013

    This story makes no sense. May 2? It was reported now? The thief wants to turn herself in, but Police are looking for her? Do these reporters get paid for this mess?

  • sophiemom Oct 16, 2013

    How low can you go.