Caregiver Admits To Stealing Jewelry Off Of Dying Woman’s Body
A shady in-home caregiver has allegedly admitted to police that she swiped as much as $9,000 in jewelry off of the body of the dying elderly woman that she was caring for.
The Sun Sentinel reports:
Kathleen E. Barrett admitted to Boca Raton police that while 84-year-old Joanne Irving was taking her final breathes on June 24, she plucked the dying woman’s body of jewelry.
Moments later, paramedics arrived at the home and rushed Irving to a Boca Raton hospital where she died. Boca Raton police opened an investigation on June 29 after the executor of Irvin’s estate reported that more than $9,000 worth of jewelry was missing from the deceased woman’s body.
When asked what she did with the jewelry, the woman said she pawned it to pay bills and buy groceries. We know it’s hard out here folks, but don’t be a swiper. SMH.
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