Shakopee volleyball player admits to heroin addiction, theft 24 May 12

Shakopee volleyball player admits to heroin addiction, theftA Shakopee High School athlete is accused of stealing her family’s jewelry and pawning it to support a drug addiction.

Rachel Rhinesmith, a volleyball player for the Sabers, was arrested April 29 at her home and booked into the Scott County Jail on charges of felony theft.

Family members told police that Rhinesmith stole her father’s Escalade from his workplace several days earlier, and that she had been stealing items from the home, including a video camera and her father’s wedding ring.

Rhinesmith admitted to stealing and pawning $1,525 worth of items since the beginning of January. The Shakopee High School senior told police she had a $100 per day heroin habit.

Rhinesmith was sent into drug treatment under bail conditions set at a hearing earlier this month.

Last year, Rhinesmith signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga this fall.