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Caregiver accused of stealing Rolex watches

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— A woman is accused of stealing watches from another woman she was hired to care for, police said Thursday.

Nancy Lee Wilkes, 34, of Lake Placid, was arrested by the Lake Placid Police Department and charged with two counts of grand theft from an elderly person, Police Chief James Fansler said in a news release.

The investigation found evidence that Wilkes pawned two Rolex watches valued at more than $60,000 during the past year and the watches were since sold to unknown buyers, he said.

Fansler said the elderly woman’s now deceased husband bought one of the watches for her and she later bought the other watch for him, the report said.

The police department is hoping the buyers will come forward and return the watches to the woman, Fansler said. Anyone who does that will not be charged with a crime, he added.

Those who suspect they may have the watches should contact Fansler at (863) 699-3757 or email him at lakeplacidchief@gmail.com

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