Cops: Health aide a suspect in series of thefts
A Campfield Drive woman, arrested last week on larceny charges, is under investigation by several area police departments for similar crimes.
Kris Marsan, 47, was charged June 15 with third-degree larceny for allegedly stealing more than $5,000 worth of jewelry while working as a home health aide last fall at a Warde Terrace home. She was released on a $2,500 bond in connection with that case, and is scheduled to appear June 30 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.
After seeing a published report on the arrest, Norwalk police contacted their counterparts in Fairfield. They are investigating whether Marsan may be involved in the theft of more than $60,000 worth of jewelry from a resident there, police said, and Westport police are looking into the theft of a checkbook from an elderly resident in that town.
In the Westport case, the suspect allegedly wrote and cashed fraudulent checks totaling $30,000, police said.
Marsan is also a suspect in a theft in Monroe, again while employed by the victim. According to Lt. James Perez, Marsan was house sitting for an elderly woman there while she was at a nursing home in Stratford. The woman returned home and found that all of her jewelry was gone.
In all but the Monroe incident, Perez said Marsan was not working for a home health agency and was not licensed or registered with the state.
Fairfield police had previously arrested Marsan in April in connection with the theft of cash and jewelry from a Morehouse Drive resident in January of this year. The victim’s son set up a surveillance camera and, according to the report, caught Marsan on video, stealing cash from his mother’s dresser drawer.
That case is still pending, and a pre-trial hearing was scheduled June 18. Marsan has entered a plea of not guilty.