Woman arrested after caught on doggie-cam burglarizing home

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PHILIPSTOWN – A woman, who allegedly entered a private home in Philipstown and stole jewelry and other personal property, was arrested after the resident, who was out of town, checked his wireless home video surveillance system used to monitor his pet dogs.
The homeowner spotted Berit Okay, 52, of Brewster, inside and called the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
The resident sent a still image of the suspect to contacts on the Internet.  One person recognized her and prompted her to turn herself in, which she did on June 10, the day after the burglary.
Okay, who allegedly entered the home through an unlocked door, was charged with burglary and criminal possession of stolen property, both felonies.  The stolen property – six rings and an iPad – were recovered.
Okay is in the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or bond, pending a future court appearance.