Princeton woman charged with stealing jewelry from Cambridge couple

Jeff Hage
Princeton Union Eagle

A Cambridge couple has located its stolen jewelry in a Princeton jewelry store.

Now, a 33-year-old woman is facing criminal charges.

Jennifer Jean Englund, of Princeton, has been charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with a felony count of receiving stolen property. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

According to a criminal complaint, the Princeton Police Department was contacted Aug. 14 by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department asking that an officer respond to a Princeton jewelry store to investigate a report of stolen property.

Two people in the store identified four rings in a display case that they said were stolen from their home in the Cambridge area earlier in the summer, a criminal complaint states. The rings had a combined value of $3,140, the couple reported.

Princeton Police ordered the owner of the jewelry store to secure the rings and check transaction records and video surveillance. Store records showed that the four rings were purchased from Englund on July 17 for $264, the complaint states.

An investigation found that Englund is the girlfriend of the couple’s son. She had been at a party held at the couple’s residence. The couple stated they had previously had problems with Englund stealing prescription drugs from the home of the couple, the criminal complaint states.