Mesa woman gets wedding rings back after caregiver theft in 2012

Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 20:27:54-05

Every day we hear crime stories and see pictures of all the bad people police have busted, but there’s a human side to stopping crime that shows bright in the smile of a 68-year-old Valley woman.

A caregiver stole Scheryl Silvio’s wedding rings back in 2012. The rings were Scheryl’s most precious gifts from her late husband, given to her in her native Italy some 47 years ago.

She never thought she would see the rings again – until the Arizona Attorney General’s Office got involved.

“I feel like I need to get on my knees for this. I don't want my wife to get jealous,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich, kneeling to place the missing rings back on Scheryl’s finger.

Scheryl just laughed, cried and repeatedly said “thank you.”

AG investigator Ronald Davis tracked down leads on the thieving caregiver. The suspect was caught stealing from another client in Paradise Valley, and had apparently pawned Scheryl's rings, along with some 90 other pieces.

Most were taken from deceased victims or people with dementia who never understood, but Scheryl knew full well what happened.

“This is probably, without a doubt, the most emotional and rewarding return I've ever done,” said Davis.