Housekeeper guilty of jewel thefts

Saturday November 24, 2012

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Court documents say a 30-year-old Vermont housekeeper told police she was sorry for stealing at least $10,000 worth of jewelry from a Winhall woman for whom she had worked for five years.

On Monday, January Nelson, of Chester, pleaded not guilty to one count of grand larceny.

Court documents allege Nel son took the jewelry to help her pay her bills.

The Bennington Banner re ports a Winhall police officer went to the home where Nel son had worked and Nelson began to cry when she saw the officer.

Winhall Police Sgt. Thomas Crowe wrote that Nelson turned over some of the jewelry. More was recovered from a jewelry store. It's unclear if all the jewelry was recovered because some had been scheduled to be melted down.


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