Bristol woman, hired as cleaner, pleads guilty to stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from home

Published on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:07
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

@muszynskiBP

BRISTOL - A city woman has pleaded guilty to stealing about $13,000 worth of property from a local homeowner.

Laura Cournoyer, 51, of 53 Woodard St., appeared briefly Wednesday in Bristol Superior Court, where she was granted a continuance after the prosecutor who has been handling her case had to leave for unknown reasons. She pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to one count of second-degree larceny.

Court officials on Wednesday gave no indication as to what sentence Cournoyer, who is free on a $5,000 non-surety bond, is expected to receive.

According to the warrant in the case, Cournoyer was hired in September 2016 to clean a home on Ambler Road. Over the next few months, the homeowner noticed multiple things missing from the house. He confronted Cournoyer about the thefts, and she allegedly admitted to some of them, the warrant said.

The homeowner did not wish to pursue charges at that time.

In December 2016, according to police, the complainant noticed between 15-20 pieces of jewelry missing from the home. He valued them at about $7,000.

Upon investigating, police said they found that Cournoyer had pawned numerous items in 2016, including some power tools that belonged to the Ambler Road resident.  

In total, police said, Cournoyer pawned about $13,000 worth of goods stolen from the home.   

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:07. Updated: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 22:10.