Barrington Police charge cleaning woman with larceny

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Barrington Police charged an East Providence woman with a felony count of larceny over $1,500 on Friday after she allegedly stole jewelry from a Barrington resident while working as a cleaning woman.

A Barrington Police press release states an arrest warrant for Maria Gagnon, 56, of 10 Heath Court, East Providence, was issued on Thursday, Jan. 3 after a Barrington victim reported that someone had stolen numerous piece of jewelry from her home.

The victim reportedly hired Ms. Gagnon about two months ago to clean her home . She reportedly noticed several rings missing after a recent cleaning.

Police reportedly located some of the missing jewelry at a pawn shop in Pawtucket. The pawn shop’s records show Ms. Gagnon sold the missing jewelry on Dec. 26.  The victim later identified the jewelry as belonging to her.

Police confiscated several pieces of jewelry that were located in Ms. Gagnon’s home. Some of the jewelry was identified as the victim’s, however, several other pieces are being held by police in the event additional victims come forward.

Records show the defendant has sold numerous pieces of jewelry to local pawn shops dating back to Oct. 2012. Ms. Gagnon reportedly would not disclose any other house she cleaned in the past.  She was arraigned in Sixth District Court on one count of felony larceny and was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.

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