Long Island hospital worker accused of stealing patient's necklace

July 18, 2013 4:49:13 AM PDT
Police on Long Island have arrested a hospital worker for allegedly stealing a necklace off an elderly patient.

Detectives say 37-year-old Linda Hernandez, of Islip, took the necklace from an 82-year-old man at North Shore University Hospital on July 5.

Authorities reportedly found the necklace, worth about $2,000, at a jewelry store in East Islip.

Hernandez was placed under arrest on Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. in Manhasset without incident.

She is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.