The three people charged with stealing more than $1 million dollars worth of jewelry from a Grosse Pointe City home in September have pleaded guilty as charged in Wayne County Third Circuit Court.
Matthew Sedgeman, 19, was charged with second-degree home invasion and larceny of over $20,000. Judge Wade McCree sentenced Sedgman to 36 months to 15 years in prison and over $1 million dollars in restitution.
Sedgeman's brother, Joshua Sedgeman, 20, was charged with receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000 and was sentenced to one to ten years in prison with restitution.
Joshua Sedgeman's girlfriend, Alaina Robinson, who is also charged with receiving and concealing stolen property over $20,000, will be sentenced on December 13.
The Labor Day weekend jewelry heist from the home on Lincoln Road in Grosse Pointe City was reported by a woman who was caring for the house while the residents were out of town. She discovered that someone had entered the house through a window and contacted police.
A day later, Joshua Sedgman and Alaina Robinson were arrested at a Chase Bank branch on Cadieux Road at Harper Avenue when they attempted to cash a sizable check issued to them from a pawn shop.
Matthew Sedgeman was arrested later after the Grosse Pointe-Harper Woods Special Response Team raided two homes—one in Harper Woods and one in Detroit.
While some of the jewelry has been recovered from a pawn shop and three raided homes, Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Veneshia Cezil has said there’s likely more than $1 million dollars worth of jewelry still missing.