Attleboro Super Bowl rings thief accused of impersonating homeless veteran

Sean Murphy is seen in court. (WCVB)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — A man convicted of stealing New York Giants Super Bowl rings from an Attleboro jewelry store 15 years ago was sent back to prison after being accused of posing as a homeless veteran.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Wednesday that Sean Murphy violated his probation by claiming to be a homeless veteran to try to defraud the public.

Last week, in Fall River Superior Court, Quinn said Murphy, 58, was accused of defrauding the public by “soliciting charitable donations for a fake veterans charity” while impersonating a homeless veteran.

Authorities said the 58-year-old also lied to his probation officer on several occasions about his whereabouts and place of residence.

He was sentenced to 18 months in state prison for the probation violation.

Murphy faced new charges of stolen valor and fraudulently representing a military and larceny under $1,200 by false pretense in Lynn District Court.

In 2008, Murphy and two others broke into E.A. Dion in Attleboro by disabling the alarm system and cutting a hole through the roof before taking off with gold and the Super Bowl rings.

The rings, Quinn said, were eventually recovered and the gold was sold to a company in Pennsylvania.

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