Man arrested after allegedly pawning woman’s $1,000 ring for $50

Lester William Savage

A man was arrested after allegedly pawning a woman’s $1,000 diamond solitaire ring for $50.

Lester William Savage, 57, of Fruitland Park, was booked Monday night at the Lake County Jail on charges of grand theft, burglary, dealing in stolen property and providing fraudulent information to a pawn broker. Bond was set at $22,000.

The Ohio native removed the ring from a small red safe in a dresser drawer in a home he shares with a woman described as his “roommate” in an arrest report from the Fruitland Park Police Department. Savage admitted he had pawned the ring for $50 at Value Pawn in Leesburg. The woman went to Value Pawn and paid $62.50 to get her ring back.