JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A caretaker has been sentenced for stealing her client’s artwork and selling it online.
Shawn West was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than 600 pieces of artwork from Dee Toscano, 85, she was taking care of.READ MORE: USGS Reports 2.8 Magnitude Earthquake Near Aspen Saturday Night
The artwork is worth more than $100,000.READ MORE: 'It's A Team Job': Volunteers Prepare Colorado Lands For Possible Challenging Wild Fire Year
West sold it online and was busted when she made a deal with an undercover detective.
In the 1970s and 1980s Toscano’s artwork was widely revered and won awards. Her specialty was depictions of Native Americans and the Southwest.MORE NEWS: Raise The Future Needs The Colorado Community To Come Together Around Youth Living In Foster Care
According to investigators, both originals and prints of paintings and charcoal drawings had been stolen as well as jewelry and a sculpture, all valued at more than $100,000.