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PCSO: Man cleaning houses stole $47,000 in jewelry

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TUCSON, Ariz. -

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man who they say stole thousands of dollars of jewelry from his clients' homes while working as a cleaning man.

One week ago, deputies arrested 28-year-old Robert Gilson of Tucson. They say that while he was an employee for Maid2Clean, he stole nearly $47,000 in jewelry from eight homes and sold it to various pawn shops.

Detectives say Gilson made 46 jewelry sales to Catalina Pawn Shop in Tucson between mid-February and April. He also sold the stolen goods to two other pawn shops.

If anybody asked, Gilson allegedly claimed he came into the jewelry when a wealthy family member passed away.

After his arrest, Gilson admitted to stealing 76 pieces of jewelry and that he did it out of "financial desperation," according to the report.

Gilson's girlfriend reported he bought miscellaneous items and marijuana with the cash he received. He had marijuana on his person when he was taken into custody.

Gilson is facing numerous charges of theft, trafficking in stolen property, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pinal County Sheriff detectives were able to recover nearly $32,000 worth of the jewelry and returned it to the various owners.


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