Southington police have arrested two women who are accused in a spree of thefts during real estate open houses in Southington, Glastonbury, Guilford and Fairfield.
On Wednesday, Sharon Nigosanti, 44, of Deep River, turned herself in after learning there was a warrant for her arrest, according to police.
Angela Ruitto, 27, of Old Saybrook, was taken into custody on March 27, held on a $50,000 bond and presented in court the next day. She was released from custody on a promise to appear and will be back in court on April 25.
On Jan. 13, 2013, the two women attended an open house at a home in Southington under the ruse they were a mother and daughter who were interested in buying the house, police said.
The next day, they asked the real estate agent for a private showing.
When the homeowners returned home, they noticed that $6,620 worth of jewelry had been taken from their home, police said.
Police said Ruitto and Nigosanti pawned the homeowner’s jewelry at various locations throughout the state.
They were both charged with third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary in the third degree, larceny in the third degree and conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree.
Nigosanti was held on a $75,000 court-set bond, appeared in court on April 9 and was released on a promise to appear.
Court records show that Nigosanti pleaded not guilty to a first-degree larceny charge in Glastonbury. She is due in court on May 1 to answer to charges filed in Guilford.
Ruitto was charged with third-degree larceny in Guilford and is due in court on April 23.
She was charged was first-degree larceny and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny in Glastonbury, pleaded not guilty and is due in court on Friday.