Nurse cleared of stealing boxer Jermall Charlo’s bag which had cash and jewelry worth $140K bag at 40/40 club, NY
The case against Sarah Morin, a 40-year-old pediatric nurse from Connecticut was dismissed on Thursday by the Manhattan Criminal Court
Sarah Morin said she was handed the bag by the boxer’s associate and asked to leave the nightclub during an altercation between Carlo and another man
Getting back to her home in Connecticut, Morin saw her image and name was circulated as having stolen the items
When she tried to return the bag, she was arrested and accused of holding back $40K in cash, which she insists was never there in the first place
“After reviewing video from the club and interviewing witnesses and meeting with the defendant, it is undisputed that the defendant was given the bag to watch temporarily by an associate of the complaining witness,” prosecutors told the court
Sarah Morin [right] has been cleared of stealing boxer Jermall Charlo [left] of cash and jewelry worth $140,000
Sarah Morin, 40, had faced grand larceny and possession of stolen property raps for the alleged theft of pugilist Jermall Charlo’s sack of valuables.
But assistant district attorney Maria Luna said Thursday that an investigation cleared her of criminal charges and that there was no evidence she pilfered the goods.
“After reviewing video from the club and interviewing witnesses and meeting with the defendant, it is undisputed that the defendant was given the bag to watch temporarily by an associate of the complaining witness,” Luna said in Manhattan Criminal Court.
She added that Morin had tried to return the blue Louis Vuitton bag stuffed with medallions, chains and a diamond-encrusted boxing glove charm, before cops contacted
Unbeaten middleweight boxer Jermall Charlo, who boasts a 26-0 record, has called the whole story of his stolen cash and property “fake news.”
The felony charges were dropped in exchange for the Connecticut woman pleading to a disorderly conduct violation, which is not categorized as a crime. The violation will be sealed in one year.
“My name has been slandered,” said Morin, who sobbed when she left the courtroom. “This has been life-changing, life-altering.”
The nurse, who works with cancer-stricken children, said that the allegations cost her one of her jobs.
The tall blond female leaving the nightclub with the boxer’s bag was identified as 40-year-old Sarah Morin, police said. She turned herself in two days later after her image was circulated
The trouble started March 3 when Morin and her gal pals were partying at the 40/40 club, and the light middleweight got into a fight with another patron.
His bodyguard handed her the bag and told her to run, according to her lawyer, Gerard Marrone.
Even though the nurse tried to return the bag hours later, she was arrested.
According reports at the time, Morin allegedly ran off with a pro boxer’s cash-filled bag at Jay Z’s 40/40 nightclub over that weekend night. Two days later Sarah Morin, turned herself into police after footage of she and four pals allegedly leaving the club with fighter Jermall Charlo’s bag went viral.
Nurse Sarah Morin [photo] said she was handed the bag by the boxer’s associate and asked to leave the nightclub during an altercation, but when she tried to return it, she was arrested and accused of holding back $40,000 in cash, which she insists was never there in the first place
Morin allegedly returned the jewelry, but no cash, cops said.
The police report says the bag also contained $40,000 in cash, while the criminal complaint puts the cash at $25,000.
Morin’s lawyer, Gerard Marrone claims there was no money in there at all.
“Who goes out with $125,000 worth of family jewels to a nightclub? It’s ridiculous. Get a safe,” he said.
Cops at the time however, insisted they were still looking for the money.
“We recovered the jewelry and the whereabouts of the $40,000 remains under investigation,” a police spokesman said after Morin returned the bag.
The five women were partying at the Flatiron hotspot with the Texan boxer when Charlo got into an altercation with someone.
Charlo’s assistant handed the bag to Morin, and she and her gal pals then hightailed it out of the club with the loot while the pugilist was distracted, the sources said.At the time.
But Charlo, who boasts a 26-0 record, has called the whole story “fake news.”
“Fake News YEA F–KING RIGHT,” he tweeted a day after the alleged theft, alongside a link to a news report.