Police: Congressional candidate ripped off Midtown jewelry store

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Wisconsin congressional candidate was arrested and charged with ripping off a jewelry store in Manhattan.

Juliet Germanotta flew to New York City to face a charge of third degree larceny.

Investigators say Germanotta bought an emerald and diamond ring on eBay from a jeweler from Manhattan's Diamond District - it was worth $4,800. Then she returned a fake ring for a full refund.

She then allegedly sold the real ring to another person who realized it was stolen while having it appraised.

Germanotta is a Democrat who is running to unseat Republican Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind.

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