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Employee of assisted living home accused of stealing items from residents

Chelsea Langford
Posted at 4:17 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 16:17:24-04

SUBURBAN VERO BEACH, Fla. — A medical technician is accused of stealing from elderly residents at her job at an assisted living facility.

In April 2019, six burglaries were reported to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office at the Isles of Waterford, located at 1700 Waterford Drive in suburban Vero Beach.

Victims reported cash, jewelry, credit cards and other personal items taken from their locked apartments, with no sign of forced entry.

A detective began looking at pawn shop databases for potential stolen items. He identified jewelry that appeared to match the description from one of the burglaries.

It was determined that 28-year-old Chelsea Langford of Vero Beach, a medical technician that worked at the assisted living facility, pawned the stolen items.

Detectives interviewed Langford, who admitted stealing the items and pawning them.

Langford was arrested and charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property and two counts of false information to a pawn broker.

Items from other burglaries are currently being processed and officials are unable to determine if further charges are warranted at this time.

Langford is a person of interest in other burglaries that occurred in the assisted living facility.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, “Chelsea Langford was arrested for stealing from very elderly people in our community. We will continue to investigate these cases, process evidence, and work with the State Attorney’s Office to seek justice for these vulnerable victims.”

She was arrested on May 9, 2019 and posted bond.