Emilio Romero, recently employed as a mover, was sentenced yesterday to eight years in prison today in the 437th District Court, for the offense of Theft $1500-$20,000 Elderly. On May 30, 2012, George Dickinson, age 74, contracted movers from Armstrong Transportation Company to pack up household items. The goods were to be shipped to a new residence in Idaho. Mr. Dickinson met with the coordinator of the move and advised items in his closet were to be moved by him only. The coordinator informed the employees of this request. While Emilio Romero packed the items in the household, he and co-defendant, Angel Sandoval, allegedly entered the closet and took numerous articles of jewelry. Over $17,500 of jewelry was stolen from the household. The jewelry was later pawned at a pawn shop. Fortunately, most of the items were recovered and returned to Mr. Dickinson. The case against Angel Sandoval is pending.
Theft $1500-$20,000 Elderly is a third degree felony with a range of punishment between 2 years and 10 years and up to a $10,000 fine.
For more information contact Trey Banack, Chief White Collar Crime Division, at (210) 335-2404.