A Gallatin woman has been charged by Hendersonville police with stealing $35,000 worth of jewelry from a woman she was babysitting for, according to a police affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court.
Jocelyn Stewart, 27 of Smokey Mountains Drive, was arrested and charged Aug. 20 with theft over $10,000 and simple possession of Schedule II and Schedule IV drugs.
The woman Stewart was babysitting for called police after discovering the jewelry and $200 cash were missing from her home on Gadwell Circle in Hendersonville. According to the affidavit, Stewart told the woman’s daughter she “needed some alone time, she had to call her husband,” and went into the woman’s bedroom and closed the door.
Stewart was stopped a few blocks from the home where she admitted to stealing some of the jewelry, according to police. During a search of her vehicle police found more stolen jewelry as well as prescription medications that were also taken from the home.
Not all of the recovered jewelry belonged to the woman who called police, according to a Hendersonville Police Department news release.
“The investigation uncovered that Ms. Stewart babysat for several people in the Hendersonville and Gallatin area and it is believed that additional victims exist,” according to police.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Hendersonville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 615 264-5303.
Stewart posted a $12,500 bond on Aug. 25. She is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. on Oct. 8.