St. Charles woman who found pricey ring sues owner for reward

St. Charles woman who found pricey ring sues owner for reward

St. Charles woman who found pricey ring sues owner for reward

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Posted on January 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A St. Charles woman who was arrested after holding onto a $20,000 ring she found in a tanning salon for nearly a month is suing the owner, claiming she's owed a reward.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/XtqQ4S) Bonnie Land is seeking nearly $67,000 from Melisa Boucek for fraud, breach of contract and damages.

Land found the ring May 9 in a spray-tan room that Boucek had used earlier. Land says she forgot to leave it later at the front desk.

When she saw a picture of the ring offering a $3,000 reward for it at the salon on June 7, Land arranged to meet Boucek the next day at a jewelry store. Police were on hand, and Land was later charged with stealing. A prosecutor has deferred the case for now.

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