House sitter charged with stealing $30K in jewelry, clothes
Published 4:37 pm, Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Kenneth Mathews, 29, of Ellsworth Street in Bridgeport, was charged on a warrant Tuesday with the theft of more than $30,000 worth of clothing and jewelry from a Cobblers Mill Road home where he was house-sitting in August.
The homeowner called police in August to report the possessions were missing from the home after Mathews had been the house sitter there from Aug. 11-22.
According to the report, Mathews denied taking anything from the home, and told police instead that a guest he had invited to the home stole the items. He did, however, turn over two pieces of jewelry, including a diamond bracelet, that belonged to the resident, according to the report.
On another date, he returned 41 articles of clothing, police said.
Mathews was charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny. Bond was set at $5,000, and he is scheduled to appear Nov. 21 in state Superior Court in Bridgeport.
Police said a warrant has been issued for the arrest a second suspect in the case.