SuSpECT iN JAMES BliNg CASE
An Ohio woman who tried to sell a $10,000 pendant stolen
from a LeBron James business partner is a suspect in the case, police said.
The police incident report obtained Friday identified
Vaneisha Robinson, 19, of Akron, as a suspect in the receiving stolen property investigation but didn’t elaborate.
Maverick Carter, the CEO for James’ marketing company, says the pendant was stolen from him three years ago.
Robinson, an amateur boxer, said she bought it four years ago for $5 at a yard sale, recently got it appraised and put it for sale on eBay.
She was invited to the Carter house and was told James would be there to make a pendant offer she couldn’t refuse.
But James wasn’t there and a crowd of eight or nine people forced her to give up the pendant, she said. “I was scared for my life,” Robinson told WEWS-TV.
Police Sgt. James Elchlinger said he was able to determine that the item was one-of-a-kind and belonged to Carter. Police were checking for a theft/loss report.
This photo shows both sides of a jeweled pendant made to resemble LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers jersey.