Prison for World Series ring thief


The janitor who removed a $10,500 Phillies World Series Championship ring from a bathroom stall at Citizens Bank Park and stashed it in a utility closet on the premises will serve jail time.

Anthony Mobley was sentenced Sept. 29 to three to 23 months in jail for unlawful taking, as well as four years probation for receiving stolen property, according to court documents. The North Philly resident pled guilty to theft March 8 and faced a maximum of seven years in prison, Tasha Jamerson, director of communications for the District Attorney’s Office, said at the time. He had pled guilty to murder in 1974 and was convicted of aggravated assault in ’83.

The 54-year-old showed police where the 2008 silver ring with 103 diamonds and a ruby inlay with the word “Brazer” imprinted on it was and was subsequently arrested Sept. 2, ’09. Two days earlier, the ring’s owner, a Phillies’ publicist, forgot the piece of jewelry on a toilet paper dispenser at about 1:20 p.m, but it was not until 20 minutes into his drive home he realized it was missing.

Upon returning to work, the ring was gone.

Contact Staff Writer Amanda Snyder at or ext. 117.