Home Health Aide Arrested in Jewelry Theft

A home health aide was arrested Monday and charged with stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry from an elderly Bridgehampton woman in her care.

Marta Berisha, 41, of Sag Harbor was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court Tuesday morning, and was released after posting $1,000 bail.

According to the police, the incident was first reported by the victim, who was not immediately identified, on Feb. 16. After an 11-day investigation, detectives charged Ms. Berisha, the victim's home health aide, with two felonies, possession of stolen property and grand larceny.