LONGBOAT KEY, FL (WWSB) - A Manatee County cleaning woman is facing grand theft charges after police say she stole from a client.
According to court documents in December the victim contacted police about missing jewelry, Prada wallet and cash from her home. She would leave her door unlocked for the housekeeper on her scheduled days, but otherwise there was no sign of a break in.
Detectives interviewed 35-year-old Michelle Wood who was the residential cleaner for residents of Sutton Place on Longboat Key. She denied any knowledge of the missing items. But the various pieces were eventually found at local pawn shops. In total about 98 pieces of jewelry had been pawned by Wood since June 2017.
According to police, Wood eventually admitted to the theft. She was arrested and booked into the Manatee County Jail.