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Housekeeper accused of stealing from Garden City home

Maria Iezzi, a housekeeper from Elmont, was arrested

Maria Iezzi, a housekeeper from Elmont, was arrested after Garden City Village police say she stole $45,000 in jewelry from her client's home, where a hidden camera recorded Iezzi, 56, taking cash out of a drawer. (April 12, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

A housekeeper from Elmont was arrested on Friday after she stole $45,000 in jewelry from her client's home, Garden City Village police said.

On March 22, a 50-year-old Garden City woman discovered around $45,000 in jewelry was missing from her Euston Road home. She installed a hidden camera in her bedroom, and on Friday, police said the camera recorded the victim's housekeeper, Maria Iezzi, 56, of 1622 Rosalind Ave., taking cash out of a drawer.

Police said Iezzi later left the house carrying a white plastic bag, which she put on her passenger seat before driving away.

Police stopped Iezzi at Stewart and Garfield avenues and arrested her after an investigation. During a search of her vehicle, police said they found three pieces of silverware, a gold-colored charm, a silver-colored bracelet and a tennis bracelet that all belonged to the victim.

Iezzi was charged with third-degree grand larceny, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny. She was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead. Court records show she was conditionally released to probation, and is due back in court on Tuesday, April 16.

Investigators ask anyone who could be a victim of Iezzi to contact the Garden City Police Department at 516-465-4150.

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