Two Lee County residents are accused of stealing jewelry from their Collier County clients in separate grand theft cases that were closed Friday.
In the first case, an 80-year-old Marco Island woman reported on Aug. 4 that a $3,000 gold and diamond ring was missing from her home. Police investigation led to the woman’s home health care provider, Griswold Home Care in Fort Myers, according to an arrest report.
The woman’s caretaker, Valine Jules, 29, admitted to pawning the ring to pay for medication for a sick child, according to the report. Jules, of Lehigh Acres, faces a felony charge of grand theft from a person 65 or older.
In an unrelated case, a North Naples woman noticed her diamond wedding ring set and four pairs of earrings were missing after she had moved. The woman said one of the movers was in her master bedroom, where the jewelry was taken from, and had been acting suspiciously.
The jewelry was worth an estimated $18,500, according to an arrest report.
Collier County deputies learned that Two Men and a Truck employee Joseph Bryce Inzalaco, 31, had pawned two pairs of the earrings for $65 on Sept. 4. Inzalaco was arrested and the stolen property was returned the woman, deputies reported.
Inzalaco, of Fort Myers, faces a felony charge of grand theft, $10,000 to $20,000.