Home Health Aide Arrested for Stealing Jewelry from Patient in Coram

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  03. June 2015

Coram, NY - June 3, 2015 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a home health aide for stealing jewelry from a patient she was caring for during the past month.

Suffolk County Police Sixth Squad detectives initiated an investigation on May 9 when a 74-year-old Coram woman reported numerous pieces of jewelry, valued at more than $3,000, had been stolen from her home between May 1 and May 9.

Detectives arrested Melissa Acevedo, who was working for the victim as a home health aide, and charged her with Grand Larceny 3rd Degree. Acevedo was employed by Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk County.

Acevedo, 27, of Selden, is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

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