Cleaning lady charged with stealing over $3,000 from client

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Melissa Donough

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. –  A resident of Sandy Hill Road, West Cocalico Township reported that over the past two months over $3,000 was taken from his residence.  The resident suspected that the lady who cleans his house took the money.  Ephrata Police coated his remaining money with thief detection dye powder.

On Friday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m. the resident informed Ephrata Police that an additional $400 was missing after the housekeeper, Melissa Donough, 31, of Ephrata, left the home.  Police responded to Donough’s residence and noticed a pink / purple hue on her hand. Donough then admitted to the theft.

Ephrata Police charged Donough with multiple counts of Theft.