In-home caregiver arrested for alleged theft of $8,000 worth of jewelry

The booking photo of Johnny Earl
The booking photo of Johnny Earl(Washoe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 1:03 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man working as an in-home caregiver for larceny.

On Nov. 7, WCSO responded for reports of a theft from a residence resulting in the loss of around $8,000 in jewelry.

An investigation by the WCSO determined Johnny Earl was responsible for the theft while serving as an in-home caregiver for veterans and the elderly.

Earl was arrested and booked on the following charges:

  • Theft
  • Grand Larceny
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Obtaining Money by False Pretenses

Anyone who believes they or a loved one may have been a victim of Earl is asked to contact Detective Claire Hoops at