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Arlington Heights Healthcare Worker Steals More Than $25K in Valuables

The woman pawned stolen jewelry, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

Krisann Henderson, 42, of Arlington Heights, who worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant since 1987, told the Cook County Sheriff's office she stole jewelry from her clients for the last five years. 

In January of this year, a man reported that several pieces of his wife’s jewelry were missing but his wife had been at the hospital during that time and could not speak to officers about the report, according to a Cook County Sheriff press release. 

After several months, his wife contacted law enforcement and provided several names of caregivers who had been assigned to take care of her at their residence.

Through investigative techniques, Sheriff’s police received information that one of the caregivers had been a customer of Arlington Heights Jewelry and Loan for the last four years and had pawned several items after the theft occurred at the victim’s residence. 

Through the investigation, three victims have been discovered at this time with more expected to come forward.

A preliminary report states that Henderson stole more than $25,000 worth of valuables from her patients which include a 35-karat aqua marine stone broach, 10-karat gold tennis bracelet with 35 round diamonds, pearl necklace and additional family keepsakes. As of now six pieces are reported missing and three have been recovered. 

Henderson appeared in bond court yesterday and was issued a $5,000 bond.

Any possible victims are encouraged to contact that the Cook County Sheriff’s Police at (708) 865-4896.

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