PLEASANT VIEW -- A 23-year-old man has been charged with two felony counts following allegations he stole thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry and collectible coins from one of his parents.
Police Sgt. Jerry Anderson said Chase Matthew Johnson had allegedly been stealing the items since early July from a parent he lives with. The coins and jewelry, which Johnson allegedly sold, added up to around $6,000.
Police first learned about the allegations in early August and began investigating Johnson, but his family wanted to take care of the situation themselves, Anderson said. However, when it was discovered Wednesday that he had allegedly stolen more items, police arrested him and booked him into Weber County Jail.
Additionally, Anderson said, police believe Johnson has broken into a neighbor's home to steal their property. According to a probable cause affidavit, Johnson admitted to that crime.
Johnson was booked into jail on one count of suspected burglary and 23 counts of suspected theft, according to jail records.
He was charged Thursday in 2nd District Court in Ogden with a second-degree felony count of burglary, a third-degree felony count of theft and a class A misdemeanor count of theft. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for today.
According to court records, Johnson does not have a criminal history in Utah.