Man gets year for theft of curler Brad Jacobs' Olympic ring

The man charged in connection with the theft of curler Brad Jacobs' 2014 Sochi Olympic ring has...

The man charged in connection with the theft of curler Brad Jacobs' 2014 Sochi Olympic ring has pled guilty to two counts of break and enter. (RCMP photo)

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, Last Updated: 3:37 PM ET

An Alberta man will spend a year in prison for stealing a curler's Olympic ring.

Terrell Cardinal, 23, pled guilty to two counts of break and enter on July 22 following the theft of Olympic curler Brad Jacobs' 2014 Sochi ring in Boyle, a city 160 km north of Edmonton.

In addition to a one-year prison sentence, Cardinal was ordered to pay $200 for his involvement in the theft.

"Our ultimate goal was to recover the stolen property and see it returned to the victims," said Const. Alex Ayres. "We are pleased to see this investigation come to a conclusion with a successful prosecution in court."

Jacobs was at a charity golf tournament in Boyle and had left his ring in the hotel room.

Two rooms were broken into and the ring was among other items stolen.

Police say the Olympic ring will be reunited with Jacobs shortly.


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