Kelly found the Ruby Slippers the day after her boyfriend stole them. She was never really an accomplice to the crime, but she spent plenty of time with the goods.
Eric saw the shoes the same day, and he became a co-conspirator, helping hide the shoes in an abandoned iron ore mine.
When the thief dies Kelly and Eric are left to account for his crimes, and his debts.
This is the story of what happens Between Stealing and Finding the Ruby Slippers.