A Palmerton woman who is charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.
Felony charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property against Rachael E. Greenzweig, 22, will now head to Carbon County Court.
According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Jim Thorpe Detective Lee Marzen, here's what happened:
Marzen was investigating a report by a woman who told police that two rings had been taken from her bedroom closet on June 15. The victim said a cleaner in her home who worked several days a week, identified as Greenzweig, had stolen the rings.
The victim described the jewelry as a large white gold diamond ring and an oval amethyst ring with an opal. Their combined value is $4,500.
On June 25, Marzen interviewed Greenzweig, who waived her Miranda rights and agreed to talk with police. She admitted to taking the rings, then selling them to a Lehighton pawnshop for $90 cash.
Greenzweig also contacted the victim through Facebook and admitted to the theft.