LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman whose job it was to care for the elderly took advantage of her position and stole from one of her clients, according to police.

Police say 41-year-old Kerri Ducey was employed as an in-home caregiver for Lifeline Home Care in July 2013, when she stole $10,000 worth of jewelry from an 88-year-old woman she was caring for.

The woman told police that from July 15 to July 18, when the theft was discovered, no one other than Ducey had been in her apartment, according to an arrest warrant.

On July 17, the jewelry was pawned at Little John's Derby Jewelry on S. 4th St., at which time police say the individual who pawned the jewelry provided a copy of Ducey's driver's license and gave her thumbprint.

A warrant was issued for Ducey's arrest on Jan. 14, and she was arrested on Wednesday night. She's charged with knowingly exploiting an adult and theft by unlawful taking.

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