Barrington family's cleaning lady cleaned them out


Leather boots, a purse, perfume and other assorted items that had gone missing from a Riverside Drive home in Barrington were allegedly stolen by a Bristol woman who had been hired to clean the house.

According to police, 26 year-old Bristol resident Meagan Elizabeth Gammage had been cleaning the home for more than a year. But during a recent visit to the house, the homeowner noticed some peculiar activity. The homeowner told police she had seen Ms. Gammage rummaging through dressers in the rooms of the homeowner’s two daughters. When asked what she was doing, Ms. Gammage reportedly told the homeowner she was putting items away.

That information did not sit well with the local family. During the past year, one of the daughters had told her parents that numerous items from her room had gone missing.

The Barrington residents contacted the Bristol woman’s employer who reportedly confronted Ms. Gammage.

On Saturday, June 7 at about 8:30 a.m., Ms. Gammage turned herself into police. Officers charged her with larceny under $1,500.

Ms. Gammage had reportedly been working for the cleaning company since 2008.


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