Prosecutors say a house cleaner stole rings and cash from a client’s home in Vernon Hills and sold some of the jewelry, which was valued at over $7,000.
Jesse A. Quinonez, 24, of Zion, was charged with one count of felony theft, court records show.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said during a bond hearing Friday that a husband and wife hired a cleaning crew to clean their home.
Two members of the crew arrived at the victims’ Vernon Hills home on July 18.
Both of the couple’s wedding rings went missing along with $120 in cash from their wallet.
The rings had been in their bathroom and the wallet was in the kitchen.
Officers spoke to one of the members of the crew who reported that Quinonez was in charge of cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, which is where the missing items were last seen.
Officers met with Quinonez and he admitted to stealing the rings and pawning one of them.
The wife’s ring was worth over $7,000 and the husband’s ring was worth over $700.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Quinonez held on a $35,000 bond. The man was released from the Lake County Jail after posting bond.
A bond review hearing is scheduled for Friday.