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09/27/2014 08:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

House Sitter Suspected Of Stealing $100,000 Of Jewelry From Co-worker

A real estate agent who was house sitting for a co-worker may end up sitting in a jail cell after allegedly stealing $100,000 worth of jewelry from the home.

Andrew M. Bauer, 23, faces felony charges for the alleged theft, which happened while he was watching his co-worker's home in Ladue, Missouri, according to KMOV TV.

The co-worker, Barbara Wulfing, told police that when she and her husband went on vacation in August, she had Bauer house sit. When she came back, $100,000 worth of brooches, pins, bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings were missing, STLToday.com reports.

Bauer allegedly told investigators that he stole the jewelry and sold some of it to a jewelry store in O’Fallon, Missouri, for $9,000. He later told police he used the money to pay debts and put a down payment on a new car.

Bauer is charged with one felony count of stealing and is jailed on $25,000 bail, according to the Associated Press. He also faces a stealing charge for allegedly taking a $5,000 ring from his aunt.

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