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Man who stole championship ring of former Dodger faces two years in prison

January 4, 2011 | 12:24 pm

An Azusa man faces two years in state prison after pleading guilty to stealing a 1988 World Series ring belonging to former Dodger Jimmy Campanis, as well as other expensive jewelry at local golf courses, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Frank Jose Carrillo, 40, faces sentencing Feb. 17 before Commissioner Wade at Pomona Superior Court, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Carrillo pleaded guilty Dec. 13 to all six felony counts, including three counts of grand theft of personal property, one count of receiving stolen property and two counts of second-degree commercial burglary, Robison said.

The championship ring belonging to Campanis was stolen Nov. 15 while he was participating in a charity golf event in Chino Hills. La Verne Police officers arrested Carillo two days later. Investigators recovered the championship ring along with numerous Rolex watches, wallets and other items.

Carrillo admitted stealing the items from golf bags and golf carts between June 2009 and November 2010, prosecutors said.


World Series ring stolen from former Dodgers catcher Jimmy Campanis

-- Andrew Blankstein