E.P. 'Housekeeper' Arrested for Theft
Maria Gagnon, of East Providence, has been charged with two counts of larceny for stealing jewelry and silver while working as a housekeeper; she faces a similar charge in Barrington.
An East Providence woman previously arrested for larceny in Barrington while working as a cleaning lady was arrested today, Jan. 23, by East Providence police and charged with two felony counts of larceny over $1,500 while working as a housekeeper.
Maria F. Gagnon, 56, of 10 Heath Court in East Providence, admitted to stealing numerous pieces of jewelry and a silver dining plate with a value of more than $5,000, according to Det. Capt. Richard Frazier of the East Providence Police Department.
“At the time of the two thefts,” said Frazier, “Gagnon was employed by the homeowners as a housekeeper.”
The first theft was reported to the police way back on Aug. 29, 2008. Gagnon stole a $3,000 bracelet from an elderly homeowner on Beverly Road.
The second theft was reported to the police on Jan. 4 of this year. Gagnon stole the jewelry and a silver dining plate worth $2,000 from an 81-year-old resident of Robin Hood Drive.
“Our investigation is ongoing at this time,” said Frazier. “We believe there is at least one more victim, who is away on vacation, who has not yet reported the theft.”
Gagnon was released from custody today and will be formally arraigned in 6th District Court on Jan. 31, said Frazier.