Health aide accused of stealing from elderly patient in N.J.

Police say Lisa Johnson (left), a temporary home health aide, and her boyfriend, Justin Brown, stole jewelry from an elderly patient. (Photo courtesy of Egg Harbor Township police)

A home health aide and her boyfriend are accused from stealing and pawning jewelry from an elderly patient in South Jersey.

Egg Harbor Township police said an 82-year-old man reported that the pair pried open a jewelry box and removed most of the items inside at his home at the Elmwood Estates Mobile Park.

Police said the temporary health aide, 50-year-old Lisa Johnson, of Sicklerville, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Justin Brown, of Galloway Township, have been charged with theft and receiving stolen property.

Investigators discovered that the two pawned the jewelry earlier this summer, police said.

Johnson has been arrested and was released on her own recognizance pending further court hearings. 

Investigators had been looking for Brown, but police said Thursday that he turned himself in on Wednesday. He was also released on his own recognizance pending further court dates.

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