Providence Point Security Guard Pleads Guilty to String of Burglaries
Steven Kowalski was sentenced to 3-to-6 years in prison after stealing $150,000 worth of items from Providence Point residents in 2011.
The Providence Point security guard accused of stealing $150,000 worth of items from residents in 2011 pleaded guilty last week.
Steven Kowalski, 49, of Baldwin, pleaded guilty on Feb. 28 to 16 counts of felony burglary charges and nine charges of receiving stolen property.
He was sentenced to 3-to-6 years in prison and faces another 10 years of probation.
Kowalski was accused of burglarizing numerous apartments in the Scott Township retirement home and taking jewelry, fine silverware and plate settings.
The thefts began in late October 2011 and ramped up in early December when residents reported seven thefts in 10 days. Investigators identified Kowalski after a resident came home and found a security guard in her room. Police narrowed the list of suspects and linked him to some of the stolen items.
Kowalski had been working as a security guard there for about two years before being arrested last May.