Police said Sara E. Cruz, 25, of 121 44th St., worked as a home healthcare worker for a 73-year-old woman at her Garden City home from Aug. 1 to Aug. 29.
While inside the house on St. Pauls Place, she allegedly stole approximately $81,750.00 worth of jewelry from the elderly woman, police said.
Cops busted her on Aug. 30 in Lindenhurst. It was unclear if the victim reported the theft to police. Cruz was charged with second-degree grand larceny.
During her Aug. 31 arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead, Cruz was ordered held on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. Court records show that she remains in custody Monday at the Nassau County jail.
She is due back in court on Wednesday. If convicted, Cruz faces up to 15 years in prison.
Anyone who feels that they may have fallen victim to Cruz is urged to call Garden City Police at 516-465-4109.