HAVERHILL — A nanny and her boyfriend will be spending time in jail for stealing nearly $30,000 in jewelry from the Groveland family she worked for.
Jessica Jean Senter, 24, of Plaistow N.H., and Jakub Councilman, 25, of Atkinson, N.H., pleaded guilty Monday to the thefts from the home in May.
Senter pleaded guilty to charges of larceny over $250 and larceny from a building. She was sentenced to one year in prison, with two years’ probation. Councilman pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of larceny under $250 and will serve six months in prison and six months of probation.
Senter was hired to work as a nanny at a home on Marion Avenue in Groveland in November 2010. Senter was given a cellphone and keys to the house and a car to use as part of her responsibilities.
On May 16, the victims called police after noticing that their jewelry box had been emptied and a power drill, desktop computer and leaf blower were also missing from their home.
Groveland police investigators discovered that Senter and Councilman had pawned 17 of the items to shops in Salem, N.H., and Plaistow, N.H. Police matched the IDs given to the shops with Senter and Councilman and issued a warrant for their arrests.
Senter was on probation for a separate larceny charge that occurred in February at a home where she was employed in Haverhill. She pleaded guilty to that charge in April, was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $2,475 in restitution.
Senter was also investigated in 2010 for a similar incident in Newburyport and was charged with pawning jewelry. She was fired from her job as a nanny there where she worked for a woman who was running a jewelry business.
Senter and Councilman will each face restitution hearings for their recent charges Sept. 7. Each was ordered to stay drug- and alcohol-free during the length of their sentences.