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updated: 9/18/2012 3:41 PM

Arlington Heights nurse assistant accused in jewelry thefts

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    Krisann Henderson

Daily Herald report

A nurse's assistant from Arlington Heights is facing residential burglary charges after being accused of stealing more than $25,000 worth of jewelry from suburban clients, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's office.

Krisann Henderson, 42, is accused of pawning the jewelry at an Arlington Heights pawnshop over the course of the past four years.

The sheriff's office launched an investigation in January when a man reported several pieces of his wife's jewelry were missing. Using a list of caregivers who had access to the couple's home, investigators discovered Henderson had been a customer at a pawnshop for the past four years and had pawned several items after the theft had occurred at the victim's residence.

Henderson was questioned Sept. 14 and admitted to stealing from her clients who were mentally or physically impaired, investigators said. A total of three victims have been identified and more are expected to come forward. Investigators were able to recover three items, but at least six other pieces are currently unaccounted for.

Henderson is free after posting a $5,000 bond, sheriff's officials said.

Anyone who may have been a victim is urged to call the sheriff's office at (708) 865-4896.

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