Caregiver accused of stealing $25K worth of jewelry, flatware from vulnerable woman
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Columbia Police Department reported investigators have charged a woman in connection with the mistreatment of a vulnerable adult.
Detectives said between the dates of Aug. 16 - Sept. 7, Cynthia Burgess, 47, stole jewelry, and a sterling silver flatware set worth approximately $25,000 from woman in a wheelchair she was a caretaker for.
#ColumbiaPDSC Investigators have charged 47-year-old Cynthia Burgess w/exploitation of a vulnerable adult, grand larceny & obtaining property under false pretenses. Burgess was a caretaker for a wheelchair bound female & allegedly stole jewlery & a sterling silver flatware set. pic.twitter.com/r7Dq2VwdQv— Columbia Police Dept (@ColumbiaPDSC) September 20, 2023
Burgess was charged with the exploitation of a vulnerable adult, grand larceny, and obtaining property under false pretenses.
A property crimes investigator recovered most of the stolen items at pawn shops and authorities added Burgess is out of jail on a personal recognizance bond.
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