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Theft victims may be in dark: Police

A Brampton woman accused of using two children to help steal jewelleryand electronics during open houses might have nicked goods from severalmore unaware home sellers, police say.

A Brampton woman accused of using two children to help steal jewellery and electronics during open houses might have nicked goods from several more unaware home sellers, police say.

“There’s a good likelihood that there are people who had open houses and haven’t even noticed that things are missing,” said Peel Const. Wayne Patterson.

Police arrested the 36-year-old woman on May 21 and charged her with seven counts of theft for incidents dating back to late April.

The children were arrested but released unconditionally because of their age, Patterson said. Their names and ages are not being released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

“They’re not teenagers. They’re younger,” Patterson said.

He declined to comment on the children’s relationship with the woman, whose identity is also being withheld to protect the kids’ identities.

The Brampton Real Estate Board will be sending an alert to its members to be on guard while working open houses.

 
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