An Orange County home organizer was charged Friday with stealing valuables from at least two customers.
Erin Aaberg of Aliso Viejo, 41, was charged with a felony count of grand theft and a misdemeanor count of petty theft.
The alleged grand theft happened Feb. 5, 2018, and the misdemeanor petty theft happened on Jan. 14, according to court records.
Orange County sheriff’s investigators say the first reported theft was in April of last year, however, when a victim reported a diamond bracelet and gold pendant valued at more than $11,000 went missing, according to Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department.
The victim initially did not know who had taken the gems from her home, which had been recently renovated with multiple contractors having access to the house, Braun said.
An investigator alleged that Aaberg sold a gold pendant to a jewelry store in Mission Viejo in December, which the victim identified as hers, Braun said.
The investigator has been in touch with other customers of Aaberg who have posted on social media about thefts, so deputies suspect there may be more alleged victims, Braun said.
Another victim told investigators a ring was stolen in 2017 when the defendant was hired to organize her home, Braun said. Aaberg allegedly returned the ring when she thought she would get reward money, Braun said.
Another victim who hired the defendant in January told investigators he noticed multiple gift cards missing from her residence, and that surveillance video showed the suspect leaving the home with the goods, Braun said. When he confronted Aaberg she returned the gift cards, Braun alleged.
Anyone who has information relevant to investigators was asked to call (949) 206-6191, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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