Courtesy of Wendy Ormsby

Thief returns woman's stolen wedding ring

By Ashley Kewish, KSL TV | Posted - May 17, 2020 at 9:23 p.m.



COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — It can be frustrating when something of yours goes missing — especially if that item is extremely sentimental, like a wedding ring.

Wendy Ormsby has been married to her husband for nearly three decades.

“It’s been 27 years, and I’ve never misplaced my ring,” said Ormsby.

It’s a diamond ring placed in an antique setting.

Ormsby said a few weeks ago, two men came to her house to install a TV.

“They were super nice, really good guys,” she said.

The next day, she said the ring she always placed on her bedside table was gone.

“(My family and I) tore my whole house apart,” she said. “We moved the bed, we took all the sheets off, we looked in every nook and cranny.”

She said she wasn’t convinced the ring was stolen – and didn’t want to accuse anyone without proof.

She resigned herself to the fact that she may never see the precious piece of jewelry again, then something she never imagined happened.

She said she heard a knock on the door, and when she opened it up, she saw one of the men who installed her TV staring back at her.

“He said, ‘I have to tell you something, and I’m so embarrassed and so ashamed,’” she said. “He hung his head and couldn’t speak, and so I just blurted out and asked if he brought the ring back.”

He did — and with it, an apology.

“He and I just fell into each other’s arms and were just sobbing,” she said.

She said the man also came clean to his employer and ended up losing his job.

“I think he’s a good guy, and I think he made a really impulsive decision,” she said.

The ring itself may have a dollar value attached to it, but the act of one man trying to fix a mistake was priceless.

“I hope this teaches people that you can have faith in humanity, you can have trust and you can forgive,” she said.

Ashley Kewish

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