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Man accused of stealing jewelry from 'Catwoman' actress' Westside home

December 9, 2009 |  4:12 pm

L.A. County prosecutors have charged a man accused of stealing more than more than $25,000 worth of jewelry from former "Catwoman" actress Julie Newmar.

According to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, Robert Ouriel, 48, took the jewelry from Newmar's Westside home in late October or early November 2008.

Prosecutors said he sent the jewelry to an Illinois pawnbroker, who tried to sell it on EBay. Newmar noticed the jewelry on the internet auction site and called authorities.

Ouriel, whom prosecutors described as "an acquaintance of Newmar," was released on bail last month.

-- Shelby Grad