Ohio woman: Carter took pendant

Updated: July 16, 2010, 11:43 AM ET
Associated Press

[+] EnlargeLeBron James Pendant
AP Photo/HO/International Gemological InstituteWhen Vaneisha Robinson bought the pendant at a yard sale, she thought it was costume jewelry. But, after having it appraised, the pendant she paid $5 for is worth nearly $10,000.

WADSWORTH, Ohio -- An Ohio woman who said she paid $5 at a yard sale for a LeBron James pendant worth nearly $10,000 says it's been taken from her.

Vaneisha Robinson had the basketball jersey-shaped white gold pendant appraised and put it for sale on eBay.

She says she got a phone call Wednesday from the mother of Maverick O. Carter, the CEO for James' marketing company. She says the woman told her James wanted to buy the pendant but when she went to the woman's house James wasn't there and other people threatened her and took it.

Wadsworth police Sgt. James Elchlinger says he determined the pendant belongs to Carter.

Carter says it had been stolen from him.

Robinson tells WEWS-TV the pendant belongs to her and she wants it back.


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