ALLEN (CBS11 I-TEAM) – The Tautfest family from Allen met the Kouri family from Fort Worth over lunch.READ MORE: Dallas Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault
Rebecca Tautfest said, “It’s really not about me or you it’s about stopping this from happening to another family.” They came together because they say they have two things in common. They say they both hired 67-year-old Judith Burress to care for their families, and both say she stole from them.
Burress worked for Jason Kouri before Tautfest. “She shouldn’t be out on the street. She shouldn’t be in people’s homes,” says Kouri.
As they two families sat down for lunch, a pouch sat in the center of the table. The Tautfest brought it to hand over to the Kouris. Inside, the Kouri’s found what he says is his wife’s missing ring and his Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal.
“I received it for doing a humanitarian aid operation in Kenya Africa as well as saving a sailor’s life, “ says Kouri.
Last week, Tautfest showed the I-team both the ring and the medal inside her house. Tautfest said she found them in the live-in nanny’s room.
The Tautfests say they searched Burress’ room after discovering many of their own personal belongings hidden inside there. They then contacted some other families who they knew Burress had worked for and sent pictures of some of the items.READ MORE: Much Happening In DFW For Juneteenth Including Walk With Opal Lee
“I knew right away, that’s my medal,” said Kouri talking about the picture Tautfest sent.
Four North Texas families have now filed police reports accusing Buress of theft.
Days after her arrest, the I-Team was there when Burress showed back up to move out of the Tautfest home. Her attorney advised her not to talk to Tautfest or to CBS 11.
Burress’ attorney was unavailable to comment on the case today. He has told the I-Team in the past he would not try this case on television.
Allen Police handed the case over to the Collin County District Attorney. The DA’s office says the case is in the “pre-indictment stage,” but Burress faces state jail felony charges. The case heads to the Grand Jury in the next three weeks.
In the meantime, some of the families Burress worked for say they are getting back some special belongings.MORE NEWS: Drowning In Grapevine Lake Prompts Warning From First Responders
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