A Brown Deer woman is accused of stealing jewelry while she worked for a home health care service and as a maid

A 28-year-old Brown Deer woman linked to numerous jewelry thefts at homes in several communities turned herself in to Mequon police Sept. 22.

Ieshanoe Govani was charged Sept. 18 in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with one count of felony theft. She was charged Sept. 25, also in Ozaukee County, with two additional counts of felony theft. 

The charges relate to thefts in Mequon, Thiensville and Cedarburg.

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Mequon police said she has also been linked to three cases elsewhere in Ozaukee County, and two cases in Whitefish Bay. She denied involvement in a second Mequon case.

According to police, Govani said her former boyfriend, a 29-year-old Milwaukee man, suggested she steal jewelry, much of which he then sold.

“I was looking for love in all the wrong places,” she reportedly told police, adding that she was depressed and using drugs at

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