Greenwich Woman, a School Teacher, Charged with Stealing $45K in Jewelry from Neighbor

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Patricia Wuest Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept.

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.


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