Monday, 15 April 2013

Police: Housekeeper stole $45K in jewelry from Garden City home

Police: Housekeeper stole $45K in jewelry from Garden City home, An Elmont woman who worked as a house cleaner pleaded not guilty Saturday to felony charges accusing her of stealing more than $45,000 in jewelry from a Garden City home that she worked at, Nassau County police said.

Maria Iezzi, 56, was working as a housekeeper at a home on Euston Road when the homeowner realized that approximately $45,000 in assorted jewelry had gone missing, according to a news release. That incident happened back on March 22, police said, and sparked the 50-year-old woman who lived in the home to install a hidden camera in her bedroom.

On April 12, Iezzi was caught on the camera taking an unspecified amount of cash from a drawer in the woman’s bedroom, a police spokesperson said. Later that day, Iezzi left the home carrying a white plastic bag, which she placed on the passenger seat of her car before driving off from the home. Officers from the Garden City Police Department were soon notified of the theft and pulled over Iezzi at the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Garfield Avenue.

After conducting an investigation, Iezzi was arrested at the scene. When officers conducted a search of her vehicle, they found tree pieces of silverware, a gold colored charm, a silver colored bracelet and a tennis bracelet – all of which belonged to the victim, cops said.

Police believe the theft occurred between March 1 and April 12. Iezzi was charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

She was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead and released without bail. She was ordered to follow the orders of the probation department and appear back in court on Tuesday.

Anyone who feels they may have been a victim of Iezzi is asked to call Garden City police at 516-465-4150.

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