Vegas hotel housekeeper accused of stealing nearly $1M in jewelry

A housekeeper at a Las Vegas resort has been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $1 million worth of valuables from a hotel room.

Police say 28-year-old Amanda Melendez swiped 14 items worth more than $768,000 - including four luxury watches, diamond chains, and a gold ring from a room at the Vrada Hotel & Spa.

Police say they have a recording of Melendez on the phone with someone in jail, telling them about the watches and asking if she should “take them all”.

She’s charged with grand larceny and burglary.

Laurel Lee

Laurel Lee

Laurel Lee is a reporter for WDBO and produces various Ask the Expert shows on the weekend.





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