Westport housekeeper charged with theft from employer
Updated 4:46 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2012
The housekeeper at a Westport home has been charged with stealing $60,000 worth of jewelry and other items from her employer, police said.
Margarita Flores-Garcia, 32, of Fairfield Avenue in Norwalk, was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny. At the time of her arrest she was freed after posting $75,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge April 26 in Norwalk Superior Court.
The arrest stemmed from a complaint made to police Jan. 4 when a Meeker Road woman told police that she believed her maid had stolen jewlery, cash, gift cards and her late son's Apple laptop, the two-page arrest warrant issued for Flores-Garcia's arrest states.
When Flores-Garcia talked to police that day, she admitted to taking some of the items because, "I don't have money and I know you all have lots of money," according to a police report of the exchange.
Flores-Garcia brought police to her Norwalk Avenue apartment and returned the missing lap top computer.
Flores-Garcia admitted to police that she took the jewelry to a gold shop on Route 7 in Norwalk, but she could not remember the name.
Police found a shop called the Gold Zone at 227 Main St., and the owners produced a receipt for Flores-Garcia showing that she received $400 for jewelry that she brought to the shop Nov. 14, police said.