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Utica teacher pleads guilty to stealing student’s necklace, resigns

A Utica teacher has pleaded guilty to charges relating to the theft of a student’s necklace in October 2012.
Utica (WSYR-TV) – A Utica teacher has pleaded guilty to charges relating to the theft of a student’s necklace in October 2012.

Initially charged with grand larceny, 33-year-old Crystal DeRosa pleaded guilty to petit larceny and endangering the welfare of a child.

She was accused of stealing the necklace off the neck of a 5-year-old student.

As part of her plea agreement, DeRosa was compelled to resign. She will be sentenced to house arrest and three years’ probation.

She also must pay $350 for restitution.

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