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Housekeeper pleads guilty to stealing $500,000 in jewelry


November 9, 2018

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former housekeeper has admitted stealing more than $500,000 in jewelry while working for a woman in Stillwell.

The Kansas City Star reports 43-year-old Sabina Garcia-Rivera, of Olathe, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of felony theft and three counts of making a false writing.

She was charged in January with stealing the jewelry over two years before the thefts were discovered in 2017.

The false writing charges involve false statements Garcia-Rivera made while pawning some pieces of the jewelry.

Prosecutors say she pawned several pieces for far less than they wer...

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