An Ohio woman who paid $5 for a LeBron James pendant at a yard sale brought the bauble to the International Gemological Institute, where she discovered she had the real deal – a $10,000 gem with over 2 carats of round diamonds.
Thrilled at her good fortune, Vaneisha Robinson put the ugly piece on ebay. And that’s when her luck ran out.
Hearing about the diamond drama, Maverick O. Carter, CEO of LeBron’s marketing company, claimed the necklace was stolen from him three years ago.
Robinson says she was contacted by Carter who was willing to make an offer, and that LeBron himself would be present at the sale. Instead, she told WEWS-TV, when she showed up at Carter’s home, she was forced to surrender the piece.
“I was scared for my life. They pretty much accused me, they threatened me,” Robinson said. “They told us that we weren’t going anywhere until they got that pendant.”
The police have determined that Robinson was in possession of stolen property, but it is still unknown if she was personally involved with the theft. In the meantime, LeBron James can count his money in his new beach house, and Ohio continues to be on the losing end of his good fortune.