Westport PD: Caretaker stole, sold silver from elderly client
WESTPORT — A caretaker in Westport stole silver from her elderly client and sold it, police said.
Maribeth Nixon, 50, of Westport, was charged with third-degree larceny.
On Feb. 26, a Westport cop reviewing recent Westport pawn and precious metals transactions saw that Nixon had sold several silver items, which happened to be engraved with initials that did not match her own.
“Nixon was known to the department a caretaker for a local elderly woman with initials matching those engraved on the silver items,” police said.
Detectives later interviewed Nixon and found that she stole the silver from her client, police said. Officers submitted a warrant to a judge for Nixon’s arrest.
On Tuesday, Nixon turned herself in at police headquarters on the active warrant.
Nixon was held on a $25,000 bond. She was unable to post her bond and was taken for arraignment later Tuesday. Court records indicate she was released from custody on a promise to appear following her arraignment.
She is next scheduled to appear in court at 10 a.m. on May 30.