STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to breaking into her adoptive parents' home and stealing jewelry in order to fuel her drug habit.
The Stamford Advocate reports that 31-year-old Jillian Katz pleaded guilty last week to a reduced charge of third-degree burglary for stealing 23 pieces of jewelry from the Wilton home.
Police say she stole the jewelry in February while her parents were on vacation. She has been jailed since her arrest in April.
Katz faces five years behind bars for the break-in and also has pending burglary and larceny cases. She previously faced up to 40 years in prison before pleading to the reduced charges.
Katz's public defender says they are seeking alternatives to incarceration in order to help Katz with substance abuse.