Housekeeper arrested for taking jewels

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Richland County Sheriff’s department announced the arrest of Elizabeth Gati, 48, charged with grand larceny after allegedly stealing approximately $40,000 worth of jewelry and electronics from a residence on Alumni Lane in Blythewood. Gati was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

On Monday, June 5, 2017, Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputies were notified of a theft that occurred at a residence on Alumni Lane. A diamond necklace, diamond bracelet and several Bluetooth headphones were stolen from the victim’s bedroom. RCSD investigators reported that Gati stole the items while cleaning the victim’s home. Gati is self-employed with TLC Cleaning, and cleans houses throughout the Midlands.

Investigators are currently looking into additional thefts that may have occurred. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Gati was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.