Police Charge Caregiver With First-Degree Larceny

After learning that police held a warrant for her arrest, Wanda Nunez, 27, of Danbury went to the police station on April 15 and was charged with one count of first-degree larceny in connection with her allegedly having stolen approximately $100,000 worth of valuable items while she formerly worked as a hired caregiver for an elderly Sandy Hook woman, police said.

First-degree larceny is a Class B felony.

Police said they started an investigation after receiving a complaint on February 19 from the Sandy Hook woman’s daughter, who told them that some valuable items were missing from the elderly woman’s home.

The valuable items, which Nunez allegedly gradually stole while working for several months as a certified nursing assistant caregiver, included antiques such as silverware, vases, and jewelry including watches, charms, and a brooch, police said. Some loose change also was stolen, police said.

Police said that they were able to recover some of the stolen items. The recovered items represent about a quarter of the dollar value of the items stolen, police said.

When Nunez arrived at the police station to be arrested on April 15, police realized that she had a suspended driver’s license and additionally charged her with driving with a suspended license.

After processing, police released Nunez on $50,000 bail for an arraignment on April 25 in Danbury Superior Court.

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