Dog-sitter Arrested in Connection to Alleged $70K Jewelry Theft from Granite Bay Home
A Placer County man has been arrested for allegedly stealing over $70,000 worth of jewelry from a family he had been dog-sitting for in Granite Bay.
In a press release published on January 12, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office identified 32-year-old Zachary Gillman as the man suspected of stealing jewelry from the family’s home in late December.
The family had returned home on December 22, 2022, and had noticed multiple pieces of jewelry missing, the Sheriff’s Office said.
After identifying Gillman, the family’s dog-sitter, as the suspect, detectives obtained a search warrant. Detectives later also came across social media posts by Gillman allegedly showing his girlfriend wearing some of the stolen jewelry.
Gillman also allegedly tried to pawn multiple pieces of the stolen jewelry.
Both Gillman and his girlfriend, 27-year-old Cheyenne Wheeling, were ultimately arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary and grand theft.
All of the stolen jewelry was recovered and returned to the family, the Sheriff’s Office said.