Painters allegedly take, sell woman’s jewelry in Davidson County

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. -- A husband and wife have been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry from a disabled woman’s home and selling it to a nearby jewelry store.

Davidson County sheriff’s deputies say between June 4 and June 14, Bobby Caulder, 41, and Brandy Caulder, 34, stole $2,415 worth of jewelry and a handgun from Virginia Tulbert’s home in Midway.

Tulbert hired the couple to paint the inside of her home at the end of May.

The project was supposed to take two weeks to complete.

After one week of work, Tulbert noticed pieces of jewelry were missing, including her wedding ring and other jewelry given to her by her late husband.

According to the sheriff’s office, the couple sold the items to Hayes Jewelers in Lexington.

Bobby and Brandy Caulder are both charged with felony larceny, larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretenses.

They’re being held at the Davidson County Jail both under a $5,000 secured bond.