Theft charges against a Montgomery Co. home health care worker

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County Police are asking the public for help in finding more possible victims of a home health care worker charged with theft.

They arrested Elizabeth Johnson, 37, of Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville, on Aug. 2. She was released after posting a $1,000 bond.

A press release said that police went to a home in the Norbeck area on March 21 after an 88-year-old woman recuperating from surgery reported several pieces of jewelry missing after Johnson was assigned to work at her home.

Police spoke to the company that employed Johnson and discovered that she had been fired after a different client reported missing jewelry after Johnson provided services in December 2015.

Johnson was charged with one count of theft but detectives are concerned that she may have committed other thefts while providing home health care services.

Police are asking anyone with information  to call 240-773-5531.

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