Tucson caregiver gets jail, probation for theft - New York News

Tucson caregiver gets jail, probation for theft

Posted: Updated:

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A Tucson caregiver who stole and pawned 10 jewelry items from 1 of her patients has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years' probation.

Pima County prosecutors say 64-year-old Sylvia Cruz could have received up to two years in prison Thursday. She pleaded guilty to theft and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

The Arizona Daily Star (http://bit.ly/11Jdd3R) says Cruz must pay the victim more than $3,600 in restitution for unrecovered jewelry.

An 86-year-old resident at The Fountains at La Cholla called the county Sheriff's Department last October to report several items of jewelry were missing from her home. The woman says Cruz was the only caregiver who had access.

Authorities discovered Cruz had pawned 102 items between January 2012 and October 2012 for more than $17,000.

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Cops: 73-year-old man shoots neighbor in dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:37:28 GMT
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
    A 73-year-old Connecticut man will be appearing before a state judge after being charged with shooting his neighbor three times during an argument on Easter morning.
  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:43:41 GMT
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
    "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.
  • Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Skydiver dies after crashing into NJ backyard

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:10:41 GMT
    New Jersey NewsNew Jersey News
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
    A 49-year-old sky diver from Brooklyn died after crashing into the backyard of a home in New Jersey. According to officials, Arkady Shenker wore a specialized parachute during the jump. Shenker was known to be an experienced skydiver who had more than 300 jumps under his belt.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices