(KMOV)-- A woman was arrested for allegedly stealing diamond earrings from Randy's Jewelry located in O'Fallon, MO at 309 S. Main Street.
Anne Darleen Smith, 65, was charged with Theft/Stealing (Value Of Property Or Services Is $500 Or More But Less Than $25,000.)
Authorities said Smith allegedly entered the jewelry store and engaged an employee in conversation. While Smith distracted the employee, she removed a ramp of diamond earrings valued around $13,500 from the counter and placed them in her purse.
The crime was caught on surveillance video. A photo line-up was shown to two separate clerks at Randy's jewelry and both clerks positively identified Smith as the person who took the jewelry.
Police caught Smith at her residence and was arrested. The purse and wig used by Smith in the surveillance video were seized as evidence.
She is currently in custody on a $25,000 bond.