A housekeeper at a Las Vegas hotel has been accused of stealing jewelry worth $1 million from a guest’s room. The police have arrested the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Maria Mejia, on charges of grand larceny.
According to the police report, a guest at the Bellagio hotel reported the theft of his jewelry to the hotel security on May 18th. The guest stated that he had left his room for a few hours, and upon his return, he noticed that his jewelry was missing.
The hotel security reviewed the surveillance footage, which showed the housekeeper, Maria Mejia, entering the guest’s room with a cleaning cart. The footage showed Mejia spending nearly 40 minutes in the room before leaving with the cleaning cart, which appeared to be heavier than before.
The police were notified, and Mejia was arrested the next day. During the investigation, the police found that Mejia had stashed the stolen jewelry in her car, which was parked in the hotel’s employee parking lot.
The stolen jewelry included a $650,000 diamond bracelet, a $500,000 diamond necklace, and a $35,000 diamond ring. The police have recovered all the stolen items and returned them to the rightful owner.
Mejia has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center and faces charges of grand larceny. She is being held on a $50,000 bail.
The Bellagio hotel management has released a statement, saying that they take all such incidents seriously and that they are cooperating with the police in the investigation. The hotel has also assured its guests that they have stringent security measures in place to prevent such incidents from happening.