Report: Cleaning lady steals nearly $10k worth of jewelry from home

Published: Dec. 18, 2013 at 5:31 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM EST
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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 20-year-old woman is behind bars after police say she stole nearly $10,000 worth of jewelry at a home she was hired to clean.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 20-year-old Whitney Nicole Dierksheide last Saturday.

Dierksheide's arrest stems from an incident on Feb. 24 when authorities responded to a home on Wayfarer Lane on James Island in reference to a larceny.

The victim said on Feb. 13, a cleaning company employee stole 14 pieces of jewelry from her home. Police say the victim contacted the manager of the cleaning company after discovering the theft.

A police report states the manager was able to retrieve most of the jewelry from her employee.

The jewelry stolen included a diamond ring, a pearl ring, a purple butterfly ring, a ruby necklace and a pearl bracelet. According to an incident report, the stolen jewelry totaled $9750.

The victim said that all of the items were stolen from a jewelry box in her bedroom.

Dierksheide was also charged for the theft of a computer at a home in downtown on Lockwood Drive. Police say the victim said someone had taken a his computer tablet on Feb. 13.

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