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Fayette woman accused of stealing patients' rings

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Dunbar Township woman is accused of taking seven rings from three elderly women who were patients at Hillside Manor Personal Care Home.

Sonya Renee Harris, 43, of 118 Broadway St., was working as an aide at the North Union Township home when she allegedly took the rings and sold them at Kathryn's Jewelry in Connellsville.

The victims, ages 74, 84 and 88, according to police, reported that their rings went missing between Sept. 3 and 8.

The 88-year-old woman told police an aide said she needed to take her jewelry for sterilization, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by state police.

Harris was paid $140 for one of the rings that police recovered from Kathryn's Jewelry.

Police said the missing rings include: two white gold rings with diamonds, an engagement ring with three diamonds, two gold bands, an engagement ring with two diamonds, and a wedding ring with four diamonds.

Harris is charged with four counts of theft by deception and a single count of receiving stolen property. She has been mailed a summons from District Judge Wendy Dennis. A Dec. 12 preliminary hearing is scheduled.

Harris had been employed at Hillside Manor for about four months. She no longer works there.

 

 
 


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