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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 were worth.

Under terms of the plea agreement, prosecutors will seek a sentence of three years and two months. The defense will ask for a two-year sentence. She will also be required to make restitution.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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