POSTED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:04pm
LAKE CHARLES, LA — A woman has been charged with theft after two rings went missing at a house she was cleaning.
On December 6, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were sent to a home in Lake Charles regarding a report of a theft.
When detectives spoke with the victim, she said two rings, valued at over $4,000, were missing from her home.
The victim told detectives that Keena S. Cooper, 49, was recently hired to clean her home.
When questioned by detectives, Cooper confirmed she stole the jewelry while cleaning the victim’s home and then sold them to a local pawn shop for cash.
Cooper was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with theft over $1,500.
One of the two stolen rings has been recovered by detectives and returned to the victim.