Jewelry theft charges for Gwinn residents

Two Gwinn residents are in the Marquette County Jail on charges that they robbed an elderly woman of her jewelry.

Christina Ann-Lane Koskela

Christina Ann-Lane Koskela

They are 25-year-old Christina Ann-Lane Koskela and 34-year-old Jason Joe Bennett.

The Marquette Police arrested them in Gwinn Thursday afternoon after a two-month investigation.

Police say the victim is Koskela’s 75-year-old grandmother.

She reported that her jewelry had been stolen from her apartment while she was away on vacation.

Jason Joe Bennett

Jason Joe Bennett

After checking with a local jewelry store, police say they learned that the suspects turned in the stolen items for money.

Koskela is charged with larceny in a building, a four-year felony.

Bennett is accused of conspiracy to commit larceny in a building, which is a four-year felony, and receiving and concealing stolen property worth $200 to $1,000, which is a one-year misdemeanor.

They both have a District Court preliminary exam scheduled for April 30th; Bennett is also scheduled to have a pre-trial conference that day.