Louisiana detective busts maid who stole $173,000 in property

“A complainant noticed some of her priceless sterling silver missing and confronted the maid who had been working for her for approximately two years. The maid confessed to stealing the items. A more intense inventory was conducted and the complainant discovered more silver missing along with a lot of expensive jewelry, prompting her to file the police report. I began an investigation by using the LeadsOnline program to search the pawn shops for any activity involving this maid. I located a history dating back to one year which included $173,430 worth of sterling silver and jewelry that are part of the stolen property reported stolen by the complainant.”

Det. Roger Courtney
Shreveport Police Department