Details emerge on reported theft of Super Bowl ring in Forest Hill

October 11, 2011|BY KIRSTEN DIZE, kdize@theaegis.com

More details have emerged this week regarding the reported theft of a Super Bowl ring from a Harford County home sometime in August or September.

The theft was reported after a credit card company alerted Charles Scipioni on Sept. 30 about suspicious activity, according to the Harford County sheriff's deputy's report.

The credit card company contacted Scipioni, of the 900 block of Yvette Drive, about activity on his mother's account. He has power of attorney for the card, according to the police report.

After learning of the activity and realizing the card had been stolen, Scipioni checked the house for other missing items and realized a 14 karat gold, diamond encrusted Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl Ring with the number 44 engraved inside was missing from the home, according to the police report. The ring is worth about $4,000, the report states.

A men's winter distributing ring with Anheuser Busch Logo and red or green stone worth $1,000, two other gold rings worth $500 and $5,000, respectively, a gold necklace worth $2,000, GPS and laptop computer were also stolen, according to the report.

On eBay, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers Super Bowl ring is being auctioned for $9,995. According to the description, the Tiffany-made ring is "exactly" like the ones players had "but without the diamonds."

An online CNN/Money article from 2009 quotes a dealer in championship rings as saying a player from the 2002-03 champion Bucs had sold his ring "in the mid to upper 20s," and the dealer planned to price it at $30,000 for resale. The ring, according to the article, was made by Tiffany & Company.

According to a roster for the champion Bucs on http://www.pro-football-reference-com, no player wore the number 44 that season.

Scipioni suspected someone he knew was responsible for the theft and told police he confronted the person who had in turn confessed, according to the police report.

He told police he intended to pursue charges through the District Court commissioner, according to the report. As of Tuesday, however, there were no active cases in the Maryland online court database that listed Charles Scipioni as a complainant.

The person he suspected allegedly told Scipioni the stolen items were pawned at Fast Cash in the 3400 block of Dundalk Avenue in Dundalk.

It remained unclear Tuesday whether Scipioni was ever associated with Buccaneers football team. He does not have a listed home phone number.

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