WADSWORTH, Ohio – The Akron woman who said she bought a LeBron James pendant years ago at a yard sale and told NewsChannel5 she was threatened by one of LeBron’s associates and forced to hand over the one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry is now being called a suspect in the case.
On Friday, a police report identifies 19-year-old Vaneisha Robinson of Akron as a suspect in receiving stolen property but doesn’t elaborate. No arrests have been made.
Just a few days ago, Robinson said she believed her dreams were about to come true. As NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com first reported, Robinson said she paid $5 for a pendant in the shape of LeBron James’ number 23 jersey at a yard sale four years ago.
Robinson said she thought it was costume jewelry until she had it appraised and certified by International Gemological Institute, which said the diamond-studded, gold jewelry was real and valued at nearly $10,000.