Cops: Hospital aide pawned patient's jewelry

Police said Linda Hernandez, 37, Islip, employed as Police said Linda Hernandez, 37, Islip, employed as a patient care associate at North Shore University Hospital, has been charged with criminal possession of stolen property. (July 18, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

advertisement | advertise on newsday

A 37-year-old Islip woman entrusted to provide hospital care to an elderly man was arrested after she hocked his $2,000 necklace at a pawnshop in East Islip, police said.

The necklace went "missing" at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset on July 5, Nassau County police said. Police said the victim, identified only as an 82-year-old man, was a patient -- and had been wearing the necklace.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Police said an investigation determined that Linda Hernandez, of 2761 Union Blvd., employed as a patient care associate at the hospital, pawned the stolen necklace.

She was arrested Wednesday in Manhasset, charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. Hernandez is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: