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Defendant in tweezer stabbing stole $25G in jewelry from elderly Fort Lee woman, police charge

Photo Credit: Courtesy ENGLEWOOD PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An Englewood woman arrested last month on charges of repeatedly stabbing a former friend with a large pair of tweezers was charged by Fort Lee police with stealing $25,000 worth of jewelry from an elderly resident while working as her full-time home health aide.

And authorities believe there’s more.

Records show that 23-year-old Chelsea Dias made 20 sales of high-end stolen merchandise to an Englewood jeweler between November 2013 and last June, Detective Capt. Stanley Zon said this afternoon.

Relatives of the elderly Palisade Avenue victim identified much of the missing jewerly from the sales receipts as borough Detective Michele Morgenstern assembled the case with the assistance of Englewood police, Zon said.

Authorities were trying to trace the source or sources of several other pieces also sold by Dias, the captain said, adding that she “may have been working for other families as a home health care aid in the surrounding towns.”

He asked that anyone who may have been a victim, knows one or has information that could help the investigation call Fort Lee detectives: (201) 592-3510.

Dias, meanwhile, was being held on $9,500 bail, charged with two counts of theft by Fort Lee police and receiving stolen property by Englewood police.

Charges are still outstanding in last month’s tweezer stabbing, in which Englewood police said the victim’s thick winter clothing helped her escape more serious injury. READ MORE….


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