April 24, 2015 1:13 pm
Updated: April 24, 2015 2:00 pm

Ex-nanny for Penguins’ Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry

Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins moves the puck against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins moves the puck against the New York Rangers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

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PITTSBURGH – The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling them to jewelry stores.

WPXI-TV first reported the new theft charges filed Wednesday.

The investigation of 26-year-old Andrea Forsythe began when her rental home burned down in June. She’s already charged with setting that fire and filing false insurance claims to collect on jewelry lost in the fire.

While investigating that jewelry – which federal agents determined belong to another couple for whom Forsythe worked – investigators say they learned Forsythe stole earrings from Kunitz’s home.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Forsythe on the theft charges. Her federal public defender in the arson case did not immediately return a call for comment Friday.

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