A Mountain House woman was arrested last week after San Ramon police allege she stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a 95-year-old man who resided at the local senior living community where she worked.
Beryl Levy, 61, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on Tuesday morning on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and elder abuse, with bail set at $165,000, according to San Ramon police Lt. Denton Carlson. Levy was released from jail after posting bond that night.
Police allege other items of suspected stolen property were found during a search of her home in the wake of her arrest.
The investigation began early last week when San Ramon police officers received a report about someone stealing more than $5,000 worth of jewelry from an elderly man at a local senior living community, Carlson said.
Through surveillance video review and help from management at the senior community, the lieutenant said investigators quickly identified Levy, a medical technician at the facility, as their prime suspect.
Carlson declined to identify at which senior community the incident occurred, saying, "We are not releasing the name of the facility out of respect for their business and the potential for negative publicity."
San Ramon police detectives arrested Levy on Tuesday morning. Investigators later served a search warrant at her Mountain House home and discovered "numerous pieces of suspected stolen property," Carlson said.
"Our investigators are working with the senior living community management in an attempt to identify any additional victims," the lieutenant added.