Published: Mar 31, 2011 6:22 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 31, 2011 3:22 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla.- Authorities say a housekeeper took as much as $100,000 in jewelry from her elderly clients and sold it at southwest Florida pawn shops.

Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested 37-year-old Linda Flemke Wednesday on felony fraud, theft and exploitation charges.

Investigators placed holds on items pawned by Flemke last May after receiving complaints. When she learned about the holds, she arranged to meet Lee County Sheriff's detective Mike Detar.

Flemke was arrested Wednesday during a meeting with Detar and detectives from the Collier County Sheriff's Office and Naples Police Department.

According to the arrest report, Flemke told officials she would have "ran and never looked back" if she had known she was going to be arrested.

She remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing.

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