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Woman arrested for stealing jewelry from nursing home patients in Pasco County

Posted at 12:33 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 12:42:03-04

HUDSON, Fla. — A nursing home employee has been arrested after stealing jewelry, worth more than $20,000, from patients and selling it to pawn shops in Pasco County.

Deputies said Jessica Campbell, 23, stole a ring, two bracelets and a necklace from one of the patients at the Atria Nursing Home in Hudson on May 4.

After stealing the jewelry, all worth $20,000, Campbell sold it at Your Friend Ben's Pawn for $300.

Deputies said this was not the first time Campbell stole from a patient. According to a second arrest report, she stole a necklace with a charm holder, all worth $300, on April 1, and sold it at Estate Pawn.

In both cases, Campbell used a master key, which she had access to as a care staff member, to go inside the patients' apartments despite not having the right to enter.

Campbell was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary, one count of grand theft over $20,000 and two counts of dealing in stolen property on Wednesday, May 22.