Police say a health worker stole jewelry from a woman she was caring for in Middle Country last month.
The Suffolk County Police Department arrested Selden resident Melissa Acevedo on Tuesday, charging her with third-degree grand larceny in connection with the theft.
Acevedo, 27, had been caring for the 74-year-old Coram woman and alleged victim at her home between May 1 and May 9, when the elderly woman says numerous pieces of jewelry were stolen, according to police. The jewelry was valued at more than $3,000.
Attorney information for the suspect was not immediately available. She was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.
Detectives began investigating on May 9 after the patient reported the missing jewelry.