SAN ANTONIO -

A maid at a River Walk hotel is accused of stealing on the job, taking a diamond engagement ring from a guest at the Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that Anita Cantu, 52, was working as a maid at the hotel, in the 100 block of College Street, when the ring disappeared July 12.

The owner told police she had the diamond ring in a hanging jewelry bag.  

Detectives with the San Antonio Police Department investigated and said hotel logs showed Cantu was the only other person to enter the room, the affidavit stated.  

They said they also found pawn shop records showing Cantu sold the ring on the same day it was stolen, the affidavit stated.

Cantu was interviewed by detectives and admitted that she took the piece of jewelry because she needed to pay her rent, the affidavit stated.

Cantu was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft.

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