NJ Woman Allegedly Steals $28,000 Costco Diamond Ring After Swapping Stolen $2,000 One

The 49-year-old Nutley woman allegedly stole a $2,000 diamond ring Sunday from a store in Wayne, then went to another Costco and asked to see the more expensive one

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What to Know

  • An NJ woman allegedly stole a $28,000 diamond ring from a Costco by swapping it for a $2,000 ring she took from a different Costco
  • Izaebela Kolano, a 49-year-old from Nutley, allegedly took cheaper ring from Wayne store Sunday, then went to a store in Clifton for swap
  • She is facing a theft charge; it wasn't immediately clear if she had retained an attorney

A woman allegedly stole a $28,000 diamond ring from a New Jersey Costco store by replacing it with a much cheaper ring she had stolen from a different Costco, authorities say. 

Izaebela Kolano is facing a theft charge. 

The 49-year-old Nutley woman allegedly stole a $2,000 diamond ring Sunday from a store in Wayne. She then traveled to the other store in Clifton and asked to see the other ring, authorities say. 

Kolano allegedly gave employees there the cheaper ring in return and left the store with the more expensive one before workers realized what had happened. 

Authorities eventually found Kolano at her home but couldn't find the ring. They say she eventually told them she hid it on a dead-end street in a nearby town, and officers found it. 

It's not known if Kolano has retained an attorney.

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