A 40-year-old Glen Cove cleaning woman was arrested last week for a stealing a diamond stone out of a ring of her client, according to the Glen Cove Police Department.
The police said that in February, the victim, also a Glen Cove resident, reported that her antique diamond ring worth $15,000 had been tampered with while it was stored inside her home. The victim reported that the diamond stone had been removed from the setting and replaced with a fake diamond. The police began investigating the case and during their investigation became aware that the victim used a cleaning lady.
On March 24, at approximately 11:45 a.m. the victim, while watching her home surveillance camera, observed the cleaning lady removing money from her bedroom closet and placing it in her pocket. The victim called the Glen Cove Police and the cleaning lady was taken into custody. During the investigation the defendant was charged with the theft of the diamond when the investigation uncovered that she had removed the diamond from its setting and replaced it with a fake diamond.
The defendant was arraigned in First District Court on March 25 for the charge of third-degree grand larceny. The stolen diamond was not recovered.