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PHX PD: Home aid accused of stealing $25,000 in jewelry from patient

Posted: 1:49 PM, Aug 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 16:49:11-04
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PHOENIX — A home aid is accused of stealing and pawning $25,000 worth of jewelry from a client in Phoenix.

Phoenix police report that on August 6 they arrested Bianca Valene Dodson at a motel near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road.

According to police, Dodson was working as a home aid for a woman suffering from a medical condition. When her employment ended, the victim reportedly found several pieces of jewelry missing from her home, police say.

The jewelry is valued at $25,000, according to court records.

Police say a large amount of the stolen jewelry was pawned at various pawn shops in the Valley. Police recovered several items, which were identified by the victim.

The victim and the pawnshops' staff identified Dodson as the woman responsible.

She has been charged with theft and several counts of trafficking in stolen property.