A Linden woman was taken into custody Thursday night for allegedly stealing jewelry from an elderly woman following a job interview in the woman's home on Sept. 20.
Nacole Marie Moon, 26, with a last known address of 161 Harvest Moon Park, Linden, had multiple warrants for her arrest and faces charges of theft, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness, according to court records.
Vanessa Weaver entered the home of Mary and Philip Williams to answer an ad for a caregiver position and was interviewed by Elaine Lamberson, a current caregiver for the Williams'.
Weaver said the duties were too much for her to handle alone and asked if Moon, who was waiting in the car, could also interview for the position, police said.
Lamberson and the Williams' told police, that while Weaver helped with caregiving duties, Moon asked to used the bathroom on several occasions and left for long periods of time.
Later that same evening, Lamberson and another caregiver were changing shifts and noticed that several pieces of jewelry were hanging out of two jewelry boxes in the Williams' bedroom, police said.
Lamberson told police that it appeared that the boxes were ransacked and many items were missing, including necklaces and rings, with an estimated value of $1,000.
During the investigation Weaver and her son Dominick Latsch provided Old Lycoming Township police with several pieces of jewelry recovered from Moon's purse while she was living at their residence, police said.
Moon was arraigned on Thursday before District Judge James H. Sortman, for this and two other crimes committed last year.
On Aug. 8, Moon was found lying on the ground unconscious and partially in the roadway of the 200 block of Musser Ave.
She was taken to the hospital for treatment and a syringe, tourniquet and plastic bag with suspected heroin was found in her purse, according to police.
On Oct. 21, Moon was caught by a loss prevention officer at Wegmans with over 30 items valued at more than $174 in her purse, police said.
The officer told police that there were so many items inside her purse that they were falling out and dropping onto the floor.
Also found inside her purse were two hypodermic needles, a plastic bag with an unlabelled prescription pill bottle and a contact lens case containing a brown substance that was suspected to be heroin, police said.
Following her arraignment, she was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in Lieu of $20,000 bail for the jewelry theft, $3,000 for the August incident and $10,000 for the October theft.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Jan. 18.