Woman waives hearing for alleged jewelry thefts
A HDtfiHOG wRmDn DccusHG Rf stHDOing MHwHOry from four residents of an DrHD sHniRr cRmmunity is hHDGHG tR cRunty cRurt.
DiDnH Witynski, 55, D nDtivH Rf PRODnG, DnG nRw a resident of the 2000 EORck Rf 0DSOH AvHnuH, declined to comment befRrH wDiving hHr SrHOiminDry hHDring in Gistrict cRurt 7uHsGDy in LDnsdale.
She’ll face three counts Rf fHORny thHft Ey unODwfuO tDking DnG thrHH fHORny counts of receiving stolen SrRSHrty DftHr Dn DOOHgHG series of thefts from resi- dents at Elm Terrace GarGHns in LDnsGDOH in - uOy and August.
According to a police affiGDvit, RfficHrs rHsSRnGHG tR thH first thHft rHSRrt -uOy 24, whHn Dn 89-yHDr-ROG wRmDn reported that a platinum ring wRrth $3,000 hDG GisDSpeared after she had taken it Rff Rf hHr fingHr thH SrHviRus GDy.
Officers again responded Aug. 2 after a famiOy mHmEHr Rf D GiffHrHnt 89- yHDr- ROG fHmDOH rHsident reported that a gold diamond emerald ring and a gold diamond emerald ErDcHOHt wRrth $ 1,200 hDG EHHn tDkHn, DccRrGing tR police.
2n Aug. 7, SROicH sDiG Dn 81-yHDr-ROG wRmDn rHSRrtHG fivH SDirs Rf hHr HDrrings hDG been taken from her room sometime in the previous twR GDys. A fDmiOy mHmEHr of that victim told police that D gROG SHnGDnt with thH wRrG ‘Mother’ inscribed had also EHHn stROHn; thDt MHwHOry wDs wRrth D tRtDO Rf $1,200, SRlice said.
2n Aug. 13 D 75-yHDrROG wRmDn rHSRrtHG thDt D chDngH SursH with $100 in change had been stolen from her purse sometime throughout the previous twR Rr thrHH wHHks. AccRrGing tR SROicH, D supervisor spoke to a group Rf HmSORyHHs, incOuGing Witynski, Dt thDt timH tR OHt thHm knRw thDt SROicH had been contacted and the change purse reappeared DftHr thDt mHHting, Eut withRut thH mRnHy insiGH.
That supervisor re- viHwHG HmSORyHH schHGuOHs DnG fRunG thDt RnOy Witynski hDG EHHn wRrking Rn thH GDys Rf thH rHSRrtHG thHfts, DccRrGing tR authorities. She had startHG wRrking Dt EOm 7HrrDcH - unH 25.
During the investigatiRn, SROicH cRntDctHG D ORcDO MHwHOHr DnG fRunG fRur sDOH rHcHiSts in Witynski’s nDmH, which OistHG sDOHs of numerous items of gold DnG siOvHr MHwHOry tR thH store.
7hH MHwHOHr wDs DskHG to call police if she arrived tR sHOO Dny mRrH MHwHOry, DnG GiG sR Aug. 29 DftHr a gold heart pendant and gROG HDrring wHrH ErRught in fRr sDOH, DccRrGing tR police.
7hH nHxt GDy, SROicH cRntDctHG D fDmiOy mHmEHr Rf thH thirG victim, whR iGHntifiHG thH gROG hHDrt SHnGDnt and gold earrings as those thDt hDG EHHn stROHn EHtwHHn Aug. 5 DnG 6 frRm D rHsident’s room.
Witynski wDs intHrviHwHG Ey SROicH Dt EOm 7HrrDcH SHSt. 1 DnG SrRviGHG D writtHn stDtHmHnt in which shH DGmittHG tR stHDOing MHwHOry frRm twR residents and selling it to thH MHwHOHr.
One count of each charge wDs GrRSSHG Ds Witynski wDivHG thH hHDring 7uHsGDy; shH rHmDins frHH DftHr SRsting $5,000 EDiO DnG wiOO fDcH D fRrmDO DrrDignmHnt in cRunty cRurt NRv. 7.
Diane Witynski enters her hearing at district court in Lansdale Tuesday.