Police: Hospice worker arrested for stealing from Tewksbury family

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TEWKSBURY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 24-year-old hospice worker employed by Merrimack Family Hospice in Lawrence was arrested Friday for reportedly stealing jewelry from a family's home.

Paloma Stefiny Gomez, of Lawrence, has been charged with larceny over $250 following an investigation conducted by the Tewksbury Police Department.

The investigation began on Feb. 5 when a Tewksbury family noticed jewelry in excess of $4,000 was missing from their home and notified police.

Police attempted to contact Merrimack Family Hospice because Gomez was reportedly caring for a man who lived at the residence; however, the business was initially uncooperative with the investigation.

Police were finally able to make contact with Gomez on March 1. She was identified as the suspect responsible for the stolen jewelry and placed under arrest.

Gomez reportedly pawned the jewelry in Lawrence. The jewelry was not recovered because it had already been destroyed by the pawn shop.