It might not have seemed like much of a deal, but a Virginia man worked with authorities on establishing an appropriate sentence for auto theft.
Federal authorities tied a 33-year-old man to what they suspect was an elaborate, organized crime ring based in Richmond, Virginia, that stole millions of dollars in jewelry. The thefts took place not only throughout Virginia, but also in at least six other states, according to authorities.
When emotions spiral out of control during the heat of an argument, men and women can be led to do irrational things they would not normally. Often, these momentarily lapses in judgment can be met with swift and strict punishment that alters an individual's life forever.
The United States Marshals Service came to northern Virginia in June of last year to track down a man they believe is guilty of theft. The item he supposedly stole was a first edition Book of Mormon, which was owned by an elderly female bookstore owner living outside of the state.