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Cops: Houseguest stole Wantagh homeowner's jewelry

Janice Longona, 36, of Roosevelt, was arrested and

Janice Longona, 36, of Roosevelt, was arrested and charged with burglary, forgery, identity theft and criminal possession of stolen property, Nassau County police said. (April 7, 2013) Credit: NCPD

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.

Longona, of 2992 Oceanside Rd., Oceanside, faces arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said in a Monday morning news release.

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.

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