Cleaning lady turned thief?

February 26, 2009 4:52:01 PM PST
Her name is Kimberly Williams. She's been a cleaning lady for years, but the authorities in Lower Merion Township want to know if she's been a thief, first and foremost.

Susan Long trusted her cleaning lady, Kimberly Williams for the 15 years she worked for her, she trusted her so much Long asked Williams to clean her son Adam's apartment, after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Long said it was only after her son died that she found out Williams allegedly manipulated Adam when he was ill. She said Williams stole a valuable collector's baseball photo album and scrapbook worth thousands of dollars.

"The tragedy and disappointment and violation she caused with my son," Long said.

Long said soon after Adam's death, Williams' mother and stepfather informed her that Williams had sold the collections at an auction, and that Williams and her husband, a Marple Township police officer, had received close to $49-thousand for the items. Long then discovered several pieces of her jewelry were gone. Police won't comment on the investigation but William's husband is not named in the arrest warrant.

"It's difficult for me to believe that he wouldn't know what was going on if he was living in that house."

Earlier this month, police searched Williams' West Chester home and found tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coins, baseball memorabilia, silverware and assorted auction and appraisal paperwork. Williams also worked for the Shralow's who discovered they were missing $20-thousand worth of gold coins. Police found half of the coins at the Williams home. The Shralow's said Williams had been in their home alone several times when they were on vacation over the summer.

"I put my jewelry away in a safe deposit box because I knew we were going to be away a lot. I was afraid someone was going to come in and steal it but it wasn't it was someone who worked here who we trusted," Shralow said.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Williams. She is expected to turn herself in at district court in Ardmore where she will be arraigned on theft charges.

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