House cleaner charged with stealing jewelry

A Canonsburg woman who police said cleans homes in Peters and Cecil townships and Mt. Lebanon will be charged with stealing about $15,000 in jewelry from a residence in Southpointe, Cecil Township police said.

Theresa M. Young, 38, of 201 Vine St., confessed to Peters Township police that she stole jewelry from the home of Ronald and Natalie Aiello, 457 Ironwood Drive, Sept. 16, Cecil police said.

Following an investigation, Cecil Township Detective Mark Marcucci said police went to Young’s residence Friday only to learn she was not there.

On Saturday, Marcucci said he received word that Young wanted to speak with police, and Monday she appeared at the Peters Township police station to meet with the sergeant on duty.

Young told police she took the diamond engagement ring, wedding ring, bracelet and diamond earrings and sold them at a gold exchange in Bethel Park, Marcucci said. In exchange for nearly $15,000 in jewelry, Young told police she received just $842 from the gold exchange.

On hearing where the jewelry was sold, Marcucci said the Aiellos were able to buy back the jewelry before it was shipped out of the gold exchange.

A felony charge of theft was filed Tuesday against Young in the office of District Judge Valarie Costanzo. There was also a request for restitution of $842. Young will be charged by summons.

Mt. Lebanon police Lt. Aaron Lauth said an arrest warrant for Young will be issued and she will be charged with theft. Young will be charged with stealing about $400 in jewelry and medication from a home she was cleaning in July, Lauth said.

A telephone call to Peters Township police Chief Harry Freucht was not returned Tuesday.


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