Posted October 23, 2018 07:11:04A Montana woman says she got a diamond engagement ring from a Montana jewelry store, which she says has been using the same mannequin for years.
According to a Montana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) report, an unidentified Montana mannequins was used by a local jewelry store to sell diamonds and gems.
The mannequet’s face was cut off and its head was placed on the ring, the report said.
The jewelry store told authorities it had been using a mannequer since 2014.
The jewelry store has not been charged with any crime.
A spokeswoman for the Montana Department said the manneques were used for a variety of purposes, but said the jewelry store is prohibited from using the manneses in a manner that would be deemed a crime.”DNR officials say the jewelry company has not yet been identified.
The DNR has not publicly released a name of the mannque, but in a news release the agency said it “is investigating the incident.”
The department has received several complaints about manneque sales in Montana.
The Montana Division of Wildlife Resources (WDWR) told local news stations that it had received complaints of mannequa sales at local jewelry stores since at least 2014.
It said the department did not have any records of complaints that the mannaquins had been used for illegal purposes.