Polk woman tried to sell stolen ring back to jewelry store, police say

Amy Gehrt
| The Ledger

A 47-year-old Lake Wales woman is facing felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property after she tried to sell a stolen ring back to the jewelry store from which it was taken during a July burglary, according to the Winter Haven Police Department.

Alice Lavern Henry took the ring, which was from the Simon G. collection, to Griner’s Jewelry, located at 195 Ave. A NW in Winter Haven, around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, and asked a clerk if the store would be interested in buying the ring, WHPD spokesperson Jamie Brown said in a news release Monday.

The clerk asked Henry where she had gotten the ring, and Henry replied that she found it while using a metal detector to hunt for treasure on a beach in the Panhandle, Brown said. 

However, when the clerk inspected the ring, it showed none

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World BMC to Launch CMMA Solid Surface Bath Accessories This Year

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World BMC is soon to introduce advanced CMMA Solid Surface bath accessories which promise luxury, lightweight, durable, germ-resistant and stain-resistant products at affordable rates

TORRANCE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 5, 2020 / After their astounding success with marble-inspired CMMA Solid Surface designs last year, World BMC is soon to launch solid surface bath accessories in 2020. The newly developed accessories are shower corner caddy and corner shelf products which will be introduced in the market shortly. The CMMA accessories will be available in 8 different shades and a classy matte finish.

The FIRST-of-its-kind, CMMA (Compound Methyl MethAcrylate) Solid Surface is a revolutionary solid surface material which has pioneered a new era in the traditional solid surface industry that has been mostly dominated by Polyester or Acrylic. Essentially, CMMA Solid Surface

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Walmart employee arrested for video voyeurism in North Port

NORTH PORT, Fla. — A Walmart maintenance worker has been arrested and accused of taking photos up unsuspecting women’s clothing at his store in North Port.

The North Port Police Department said 54-year-old Joey Kauffman was arrested this past weekend after a victim came forward and said he’d used a cell phone to take pictures of underneath her dress. According to an arrest report, she made Walmart management aware of what happened, and store leadership confronted Kauffman but did not immediately find any images of that victim on his phone.

Police say they later interviewed Kauffman at his home, where they say he agreed to sign a consent form allowing them to search the device.

“Our digital forensic team was able to extract multiple images involving more than a dozen unsuspecting adult females from Kauffman’s cell phone,” the police department said.

Investigators say they determined the incidents had happened at

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‘It’s a Voice for Women’

Natti Natasha is kicking off a new stage in her career as an executive producer for YouTube Originals’ upcoming series Bravas.

The eight-episode series, produced by Cinema Giants and directed and executive produced by Jessy Terrero, tells the story of three friends and aspiring artists –Mila (Audri Nix), Roja (Nohemy) and Ashley (Amanda Antonella) — who form a musical group called La Milagrosa and are on a mission to find their place in the world.

“Through music, they want to talk about the issues that are happening in their lives,” Natti Natasha tells Billboard. “They are using their voices to vent as women. We’re going to see the things that girls and women go through in order to reach their goals, such as people not believing in you and the sacrifices.”

Bravas, which is written and produced by Kisha Burgos, is also a celebration of Latin

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Nail Katie Holmes’ ’90s Style With These 9 Nostalgic Sweatshirts

Katie Holmes takes a walk in NYC on September 24. Richard Harbus/MEGA

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Our favorite place to look for style inspiration? Celebrities, of course! It’s not just about what they wear on the red carpet — their off-duty outfits are always equally as interesting (and easier to channel in our everyday lives). There’s nothing we love more than a series of glamorous paparazzi shots!

Katie Holmes, a forever fashion icon, has been a particular flashbulbs fixture as of late, routinely popping up in downtown New York City clad in some seriously chic ensembles. They’re not all high-end designer pieces from Paris, though — her classic Gap sweatshirt instantly caught our eye and led Us down a quest to find similar items with a nostalgic feel. That’s why we rounded up nine vintage-inspired sweatshirts

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A brand-new Tesla Model Y’s glass roof flew off on the highway

Panoramic glass roof panels are not supposed to fly off on the highway. You’d think that’d go without saying, but unfortunately, one recent Tesla buyer experienced exactly that almost unbelievable scenario shortly after taking delivery of a brand-new Model Y electric crossover in California. The new owner’s son was present for the inaugural drive and posted the experience to the Reddit Tesla Lounge, calling the automaker’s quality control “embarrassingly bad.” Hard point to argue, especially given Tesla’s history of poor quality. 

Just prior to the instant convertible roof deployment, the poster says they “started to hear a ton of wind” while driving and thought perhaps a window had inadvertently opened until about a minute later when the entire glass panel lifted off and flew away. The father and son immediately turned around and returned to the dealership, where they called the local highway patrol to report the incident.

A two-second

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Meet the 16-year-old owner of a Brooklyn beauty supply shop

Some teens get an after-school job. Paris McKenzie got an after-school career.

The precocious 16-year old opened her own store, Paris Beauty Supplyz, on Church Avenue in Flatbush last month. She even has an employee who is six years older than her.

“It’s not as awkward as you might think,” McKenzie told The Post of the managerial relationship. “Giselle is 22 and she is so kind and welcoming. It’s not like, ‘Oh this 16-year-old is bossing me around.’ ”

But McKenzie is very much in charge — and putting on a masterclass in the pandemic hustle. A senior at the High School for Human Services and Health Professions, she grew up working in her mother’s nearby salon, learning the tricks of the cosmetology trade, including hair and nails along with entrepreneurial skills.

When a beauty shop in the neighborhood was shutting down, the store’s previous owner approached McKenzie’s mom because

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Holiday shopping is starting earlier than ever, experts say

While Black Friday is typically considered the kick-off for holiday shopping, 2020 will be a little different — experts say retailers are starting their sales early.

How early? For some, October.

“Black Friday was always about being first,” Michael Brown, a partner at consulting firm Kearney, told CNBC. “But Black Friday is not going to be the launch of the holiday season this year. … It will happen softly over the next month or so.”

Earlier this year, Amazon said it would push back its annual Prime Day sales event — typically held in July — in an effort to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon announced last week that Prime Day 2020 is slated for Oct. 13 and 14.

Not long after the news broke, other retailers announced major sales during the same time frame, McClatchy News previously reported.

Target’s Deals Days event will take place on

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Fall golf gift guide 2020: Minimal bags, fitness devices, comfortable shoes top this year’s list

Fall is here, and the holiday season is right around the corner. This year’s fall golf gift guide includes a few tried-and-true items but also a couple of newcomers to the category. From clothing and clubs to shoes and technology, there is something for everyone no matter their age or experience level.

Hope you enjoy perusing either for yourself or someone in your life who you think could use some new golf gear. The items below have been chosen from a variety of categories so as to ensure there are great options at multiple price points.

Whoop Band ($30/month | Whoop): I’ve been wearing one of these for the last two months, and I love it. Because I work out almost daily and have started caring more about how much sleep I’m getting, the Whoop device provides the feedback I want for how fit I am in the present and

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Mattel adds a Susan B. Anthony Barbie to its line of inspiring women just in time for Election Day

It’s the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and Mattel released a new Barbie to celebrate it.

a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: The Susan B. Anthony Barbie is part of the toy maker's "Inspiring Women" line.

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The Susan B. Anthony Barbie is part of the toy maker’s “Inspiring Women” line.

The toy company unveiled a new Susan B. Anthony Barbie doll last week as a part of its line of inspiring women.

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York, officially unveiled the doll on October 1. It appeared on Mattel’s website on Monday.

“We were delighted that the design team from Mattel reached out to us early in the project, demonstrating their interest in a doll and packaging that would reflect Susan B. Anthony’s life and work,” Deborah L. Hughes, president & CEO of the Anthony Museum, said in a news release.

“You can almost hear her speak, ‘Yes, your honor, I have many things to say.’ She is still

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