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Fake power company workers stole Florida widow's jewelry

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 09:50:20-04

MIRAMAR, Fla. (WTXL) — Police in South Florida arrested a woman who stole more than $25,000 in jewelry from the home of an 81-year-old South Florida widow.

The woman and her partner claimed to work for Florida Power & Light. Miramar police say they went to Diane Reeves' home on June 25 and lured her into the backyard, claiming they needed to move a water meter.

While she was outside the house, the pair stole the jewelry. Police arrested 49-year-old Rachel Demetrio Thursday on charges that include burglary and grand theft from a person 65 or older.

Her partner is still being sought, police said.