A Burlington County woman who works for a cleaning company based in Toms River finds herself in jail in Manchester after police arrested her for allegedly stealing jewelry from the homes of elderly residents.

Linda Kreig, 38, of Wrightsown is charged with multiple counts of theft after a Manchester Police said they conduced a yearlong investigation where they learned she had been stealing jewelry belonging to several elderly residents while she was cleaning their homes.

The heists took place between May of 2019 to December of 2019, during a period of time when Manchester Police Officers were routinely responding to different residences where the victims reported that their jewelry was stolen by the house cleaner.

Detective Joseph Fastige was given the lead on the investigation and he was able to identify Kreig as the house cleaner and charged her with four counts of third degree Theft.

Manchester Police Department received assistance from Barnegat Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office in the investigation.

"Although several victims reported their jewelry stolen, we believe that there may still be additional unidentified victims. As a result, the Manchester Township Police is requesting that anyone who had Ms. Kreig clean their homes and believes that they may have been the victim of a theft to please contact Detective Joseph Fastige at (732) 657-2009 ext. 4208," Police Chief Lisa Parker said in a statement.

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