Jan 17, 2013 – Stolen Couples’ Wedding Rings Returned 15 Years After With Apology Letter By Thief
A man who called himself a dumb kid has returned the stolen wedding rings belonging to couples by the name of Mr & Mrs Riphagen 15 years after. naijagists.com
The man who claimed he took the rings during a house party at the home of the couples said he has tried to get in touch with the them with no success.
He said he found their contact information after years of research online.
Here is a copy of his apology letter:
Mr and Mrs Riphagen,
I am writing you to apologize for being in possession of something I am sure you truly value and miss. I was at a party in your home many years ago and regretfully , stupidly took something that I should not have.
I recently found these rings while cleaning and I wanted to make sure to return them as I am sure they were missed dearly. I had looked through old yearbooks to find your daughters then researched online and could only find that you worked at Moraine Valley. I hope you are the right Riphagen family.
Again, I am so truly sorry for any pain, heartache that my actions may have caused your family. I hope that you can find it in your hearts to forgive me. As an adult I realize how sentimental items like this can be.
A dumb kid who wants to right a wrong.
See conscience at work!