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Nursing home employee accused of stealing more than $20K in property from residents

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the employee also pawned items at local pawn shops.
Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. — A 23-year-old nursing home employee was arrested after deputies say she stole more than $20,000 in property from residents and pawned the items at local pawn shops.

Deputies say Jessica Campbell entered an apartment at the Hudson Atria Nursing Home and removed a ring, two bracelets and a necklace valued at $20,000. Campbell is a care staff member at the nursing home and has a master key to the facility, deputies say.

The sheriff's office said Campbell sold the items and received $300 for the jewelry.

According to law enforcement, Campbell went into another resident's apartment and took a necklace and a charm holder with a value of $300. An arrest report claims Campbell sold the items to a different pawn shop for cash.

The sheriff's office said Campbell was charged with two counts of burglary, one count of grand theft over $20,000 and two counts of dealing in stolen property.

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