KITTERY — A Maine police department says a woman hired to care for an elderly Kittery woman stole more than $300,000 in jewelry.

Police say 30-year-old Jocelyn Dowey of Rye, N.H, stole the jewelry over time from the victim’s Kittery Point home.

Kittery Police Chief Paul Callaghan tells Foster’s Daily Democrat jewelry valued at about $330,000 was discovered at Dowey’s home on Feb. 26.

Police say Dowey was hired to run errands for the victim a little more than a year ago. She did not work for an agency that provides services to the elderly.

The victim noticed some of her jewelry was missing last month. She told police the value of the jewels she lost was about $500,000.

Dowey was released on $25,000 bail. She’s due in court next month.

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