PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - A Jupiter woman has been arrested by Palm Beach Gardens police on charges that she stole a Salvador Dali etching from the person who hired her to be a caregiver.
Investigators say that Kyla St Mary was hired on October 23rd to care for a man who was injured and unable to walk.
The man told police that on Tuesday November 5th he was looking for a piece of art work to be appraised and could not find it.
The missing figurine, according to a statement taken by police, is valued in the range of $7,200.
The man told police that he confronted St Mary about the figurine and she denied any knowledge.
The alleged victim also told police that his Don Quixote charcoal etching of a man on a horse by Salvador Dali worth $20,000 was also missing.
St Mary told investigators that she went to straighten the Dali etching and it fell cracking the glass.
According to arrest report, she then took the Dali to Fast Eddy's pawn shop to be repaired.
St Mary says that the pawn shop wanted $110 to fix the artwork and she did not have the money.
Police say that she had a friend pawn the Dali for $100 to get the frame repaired.
Palm Beach Gardens Police arrested St Mary on grand theft charges and booked her into the Palm Beach County Jail.