Largo housekeeper arrested, accused of stealing jewelry from assisted living facility

Detectives investigate if there are more victims
Posted at 6:53 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 18:58:11-04

LARGO, FLA - Detectives arrested a housekeeper who is accused of selling thousands of dollars worth of jewelry that did not belong to her.

Zabida Boucher, 24, was arrested Monday. Largo Police Detectives said she was a housekeeper at the Barrington Assisted Living facility in Largo.

According to detectives, they know about at least one victim who lived at the facility and whose jewelry was stolen.

Authorities tell us they are investigating the possibility there are more victims at other facilities, but they have not identified which facilities. ABC Action News learned they are looking into whether there are other suspects related to this investigation. 

ABC Action News spoke to Boucher’s husband at their home. He said he wants to know the truth and why his wife was charged. 

“I was surprised because we live together and never see her with nothing or nothing, you know,” he said.

Largo detectives said Boucher sold nearly $7,000 of gold jewelry to unnamed pawn shops. The jewelry included a men's ring that belonged to a woman's deceased husband and a 'Number #1 Grandma' gold charm.

Boucher appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. In court, authorities said she does not have any prior arrests.

If anyone has any information about the investigation, they need to contact the Largo Police Department. 

ABC Action News contacted Barrington for a statement and to check on Boucher's employment status, they have not returned our phone call.