DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) — A man who was hired to clean homes appeared before a judge Wednesday, accused of stealing jewelry from various residents at a Deerfield Beach assisted living facility.
Broward Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jeffery Holston, 26, in January 13 for allegedly stealing and pawning jewelry from residents at the facility.
According to deputies, one of the victims, who is 87-years-old, told deputies she had taken two gold rings off and placed them in her nightstand on November 14. The next day Holston cleaned the victims apartment. When she went to retrieve the rings later that day, they were missing. According to the victim, no one else had been in her apartment unattended.
Deputies also found two other residents who also had Holston as their housekeeper, also had jewelry missing. They say an investigation revealed Holston had allegedly pawned several pieces of jewelry over the past few months. One of the places being Value Pawn in Pompano which still had jewelry of two of the victims, who identified the pieces, in their possession.
Holston admitted he had been taking and pawning jewelry from residents over the age of 65 since August 2013, according to deputies. He also added he knew it was stealing but he needed the money. In addition to the other victims, Holston listed the names of 11 other residents he stole from.
He faces two charges of larceny, a charge for dealing in stolen property and false ownership information for pawned items.
Holston’s bond is pending.