For stealing jewelry from young girls, Sandra Lizbeth Contreras-Velasquez was sentenced to a year in jail.
Contreras-Velasquez, 28, admitted to police see had stolen jewelry from students at least six elementary schools in the San Jose area. She reportedly approached the girls outside their schools and claim herself a family friend. Many times she was remove their real gold jewelry and replace it with costume pieces. The thefts
She was arrested in December and charged with 6 counts of grand theft person, but saw the counts reduced to three for pleading no contest.
Thursday, Contreras-Velasquez was sentenced to 1 year in jail, given credit for the 127 days she has already served, and will also be placed on three years’ formal probation once she it released from jail.
Contreras-Velasquez sold the jewelry to gold-buying businesses. None the children’s jewelry was able to be retrieved.