Arizona Man Arrested In Theft Of Terry Francona's World Series Rings

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(Pima County, Arizona Sheriff's Department)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — An Arizona man is under arrest after authorities say he stole two World Series rings belonging to former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona.

Jamey Estep faces felony charges of second-degree burglary, theft, and trafficking in stolen property. He was arrested Tuesday night.

The Pima County, Arizona Sheriff's Department said Francona's rings from the Red Sox' 2004 and 2007 World Series victories were reported stolen on November 7.

An investigation found they had been sold to a Phoenix sports memorabilia store, and recovered them.

The investigation into the theft is still ongoing; the Pima Sheriff's Department said a check for $245,830 written out to Francona is believed to have been fraudulently deposited earlier in 2019.

Francona is now the manager of the Cleveland Indians.

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