Police: Shelton nanny stole $14,000 in jewelry from employer

A Shelton woman is under arrest for allegedly stealing and pawning $14,000 in jewelry from the Monroe family where she worked as a nanny.

Gabriella Pereira, 21, of Sycamore Drive, Shelton, was charged May 23 with second-degree larceny.  Bond was $1,000 for a June 1 court date.

According to the Monroe police, the Deerfield Lane residents who employed Pereira as a nanny reported the missing jewelry on Feb. 18. There were no signs of burglary and the resident reported that the only people with access to the home were a cleaning person and a nanny.

Monroe detectives investigated and found that Pereira had pawned numerous pieces of jewelry at a pawn shop in Bridgeport, police said.

The complainant and detectives were able to determine that Pereira had stolen and pawned close to $14,000 worth of jewelry stolen from the Monroe home over a five-month period, according to police.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Pereira, and she turned herself in May 23.
— Donald Eng of the Monroe Courier