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Bridgeport Woman Steals Sneakers, Jewelry From Elderly Stamford Woman

Jacqueline Villafane of Bridgeport is accused of stealing sneakers and jewelry while caring for an elderly Stamford woman last year.
Jacqueline Villafane of Bridgeport is accused of stealing sneakers and jewelry while caring for an elderly Stamford woman last year. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A little more than one year after a home care nurse is alleged to have stolen $2,500 in sneakers and jewelry while caring for an elderly woman, she was arrested by Stamford Police.

Jacqueline Villafane, 29, of 455 Trumbull Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday in Bridgeport as a result of a warrant for her arrest by Stamford Police. She's charged with third-degree larceny.

On Jan. 25, 2016, Villafane was at her first day of work to care for an elderly Stamford woman. The elderly woman's daughter was also in the residence at the time, police said. Villafane began work at 8 a.m. and when the daughter woke from a nap around 11 a.m. she discovered Villafane not in the residence, according to police.

The daughter called the agency that had sent Villafane to the residence and discovered that Villafane had said her child was sick and that she had to leave and she didn't want to disturb the daughter when she napped, police said.

A short time later the daughter discovered that four Jordan basketball shoes worth an estimated $620 in total had been stolen along with rings, bracelets and stud earrings. The total loss was about $2,500, police said.

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