Patricia Wuest, 52, of Division Street in Greenwich was arrested by warrant on Monday and charged with Burglary 2nd degree and Larceny 2nd degree for allegedly stealing $45,000 in jewelry from a neighbor in March.
On Tuesday, Lt. Kraig Gray confirmed that Wuest, a teacher at Westover Magnet School in Stamford, who is on leave from that city’s school district, is accused of stealing $45,000 in jewelry from a neighbor back in March.
Gray confirmed that Wuest is accused of selling the stolen items at a store in midtown Manhattan for about $2,400, and that Greenwich Police were contacted in April by a neighbor of Wuest’s, who had discovered that a sizable amount of jewelry had gone missing while she and her husband went on a vacation. The victim had shared keys with Wuest in case of an emergency.
Greenwich Police, working with the NYPD, determined that a Manhattan business took items from Wuest and made payments to her for $874 and $1,600.
Wuest’s bail was set at $75,000 in Stamford Superior Court on Tuesday.