Alleged Diamond Thief Arrested After Filling Out Credit Card Application

For the second time in six months, an alleged jewelry thief was arrested after voluntarily giving the jeweler his name and address.

In the most recent case, information found on a credit card application prompted police to arrest Jordan Johnson, 19, for allegedly stealing a $700 diamond earring from J. Robinson Jewelers in Lincolnwood, Ill.

On Feb. 17, Johnson allegedly filled out a credit card application form at the retail jewelry store, using his real name and information. Police reports charge that after asking to try on the diamond earring, Johnson and a friend allegedly fled with the jewel.

Lincolnwood police used information written on the application to track down Johnson and arrest him on Feb. 28.

Johnson was charged with one count of felony theft.

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