Skip to Content

Victoria’s Bridal owner charged with theft

A Jefferson City bridal store owner is now facing a felony theft charge.

ABC 17 first reported weeks ago about Victoria’s Bridal closing at the end of October, and some of the customers claimed they didn’t get the dresses they paid for.

ABC 17 News got court documents claiming the owner, Ann Metternich, stole from a tuxedo shop.

Since the case is open, Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson could not comment on the allegations, but he did confirm the defendant in this case is the owner of the shop.

An ABC 17 News viewer provided a tip on our website saying Metternich had been charged with theft.

The indictment was filed in October 2011.

Prosecutors charged Metternich with a Class C felony. She’s accused of the theft sometime between 2008 and 2010.

Court documents said Metternich took tuxedos and pants worth at least $500.

These tuxedos were property of Anderson’s Formal Wear in Minnesota.

ABC 17 spoke with Metternich at the bridal store while she was moving dresses and tuxes out of the shop, leaving the windows bare.

Metternich was very adamant there was nothing to be said about the case.

We also contacted Anderson’s Formal Wear and were not able to get in touch with them.

Laura Roark was one of the customers that had not received her dress from Victoria’s Bridal, but Roark said she finally got her dress last week.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

ABC 17 News Team


ABC 17 News is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content