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Aspen-area maid accused of stealing money for third time

A New Castle maid caught on camera two years ago stealing cash from a home she cleaned was arrested again last week for the exact same offense, according to court documents.

The arrest actually marked the third time Alejandra Magos-Carbajal, 32, has been accused of stealing money from a house she cleaned, though in one of the instances her employer chose not press charges, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court.

Magos-Carbajal pleaded guilty to felony theft in connection with the other case, was ordered to pay back more than $4,400 and placed on two years of supervised probation in September 2015, according to court documents in that case.

Magos-Carbajal's latest arrest came after Pitkin County sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Lower River Road in Old Snowmass on July 15 to investigate $800 in cash that had gone missing two days before, according to the affidavit. The owner of the home also said a pair of diamond earrings valued at $3,200 were missing, the affidavit states.

A sheriff's deputy installed cameras in the home July 24 pointing at the dresser drawer where the money was kept and pointing at jewelry on top of a dresser.

Later that morning, the camera recorded Magos-Carbajal opening the drawer containing the money "with a towel in a manner consistent with someone trying to conceal fingerprints," the affidavit states. She picked up the envelope, but the camera didn't record her actually taking the money because it reset, according to the affidavit.

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However, the deputy later found $300 missing from the envelope, the affidavit states.

Magos-Carbajal was charged with felony theft in connection with the incident.

jauslander@aspentimes.com