Ex-Nanny for Penguins' Player Waives Jewelry Theft Hearing

The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges she stole $12,000 diamond earrings from his wife, then sold them to jewelry stores.

The investigation of 26-year-old Andrea Forsythe began when her rental home burned down in June. She faces separate federal charges of setting that fire and filing false insurance claims to collect on jewelry she claimed was lost in the fire.

Federal agents say the jewelry linked to the fire was stolen from another couple for whom Forsythe worked as a nanny. It was during that investigation that authorities discovered the allegedly theft from Kunitz's home in 2013, too.

Collier Township police say Forsythe has confessed to stealing the earrings. But she declined to comment after waiving her hearing Monday, and must now stand trial.

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