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Va. woman accused of selling stolen jewelry

Thursday - 5/9/2013, 9:38am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Albemarle County police say an employee of an assisted-living community has been charged with selling jewelry taken from residents.

The Daily Progress ( reports 51-year-old Wanda Sharell Cousins was charged with grand larceny and eight counts of selling stolen property from RoseWood Village at Hollymead.

Albemarle County Police spokeswoman Carter Johnson says additional charges against Cousins are expected.

Court records show Cousins had made an "alarming" number of sales to pawn shops and jewelers since November 2011. One RoseWood resident identified several items that had been sold as hers.

Johnson says police still are trying to match stolen objects to their owners.

Cousins faces a May 16 hearing in Albemarle General District Court. A call to her attorney wasn't immediately returned Thursday.

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