A Bangor man was charged with felony theft on Friday after his mother called police to report that her son had taken thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and other items from her, Sgt. Paul Edwards said Wednesday.
The mother originally didn’t want to report her son’s thefts, preferring to give him a second chance, Edwards said, but turned him in after finding he continued to steal from her.
“She decided she wanted to press charges and wanted him kicked out of the house,” he said.
Donovan Steen, 20, was charged with felony theft on Jan. 7 after reportedly taking about $4,000 worth of jewelry and selling a good portion of it at local pawnshops, Edwards said. Steen was charged with a felony because the estimated amount stolen exceeds $1,000, he said.
Police have recovered and returned a stolen computer and some of the jewelry, Edwards said.
If convicted of the felony theft charge, Steen could face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.