The Sheridan Police Department issued a news release that states that on Thursday, December 12, officers arrested 37-year-old Brook Bass of Ranchester for Felony Larceny. Bass was arrested for allegedly stealing a coveted family brooch from an elder woman in Sheridan that she had been employed by and was taking care of as a Certified Nursing Assistant. According to the news release, the brooch was estimated to be worth at least $20,000.
Through investigation, the brooch was located in Billings, Montana this week, where it was being offered for sale on consignment at a Billings jewelry store. The stolen item was recovered with the assistance of the Billings Police Department and the jewelry store. Bass made her initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Friday afternoon.