Cops: Houseguest stole Wantagh homeowner's jewelry
A houseguest is accused of stealing more than $2,000 worth of jewelry, as well as credit cards and other personal items, from the owner of a home she visited last week in Wantagh, police said Monday.
Nassau County police arrested Janice Longona, 36, on East Raymond Avenue in Roosevelt on Sunday, charging her with second-degree burglary, second-degree forgery, second-degree identity theft and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.
Police said that, while a guest Wednesday at the home on Sycamore Avenue in Wantagh, Longona entered a bedroom, taking the jewelry and other items.
She then sold the jewelry at a secondhand store, police said.
Police said that jewelry has not been recovered, and said that when she was arrested Longona had a female victim's driver's license, phone card and insurance card in her possession.
It was not immediately clear how Longona knew the victim.