Caretaker arrested on suspicion of stealing cash, Rolex watch from 92-year-old WWII veteran, police say

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Mar. 8 2022, Published 7:46 p.m. ET

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A California caretaker is accused of stealing money and a Rolex watch from an elderly World War II veteran, authorities said.

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The Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station recently responded to a report of a theft at a home in the Jess Ranch senior community on March 3, the Victorville Daily Press reported.

The 92-year-old veteran’s wife claimed her husband was missing $200 in cash as well as the Rolex watch, which he was last seen wearing the day before the alleged theft, according to police.

After an investigation, deputies identified 38-year-old caretaker Jessica Steiner as a suspect in the case.

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Steiner was arrested at her residence. According to the sheriff’s department, a deputy was able to recover the watch, however the money already had been spent.

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Steiner was booked into the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto and released the following day. She faces a charge of felony theft of over $950 from an elder.

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