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      Ferndale carpet installer who stole ring gets 3 months

      BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Ferndale carpet installer who stole and pawned a customer's expensive ring has been sentenced to three months in jail.

      Superior Court Judge Chuck Snyder also ruled that 27-year-old Kenny Littrell must tell future customers that he needs extra supervision.

      The Bellingham Herald reports that Littrell pleaded guilty last week to selling a 14-carat gold ring with a large emerald-cut diamond at a Bellingham pawn shop last July 10. That's the same day it was taken from an area home.

      Court records show he got $445 cash for the ring, which was valued at nearly $8,000.

      Littrell had been laying carpet at the victim's house when two rings disappeared. He later claimed he must have lost the second ring, worth $1,500.

      He was convicted of first-degree trafficking in stolen property.
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