In February, on the morning her trial was to begin, Ms. Garcia pleaded no-contest to one count each of grand theft and possession of stolen property, according to Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County district attorney.
In sentencing Ms. Garcia, Criminal Presiding Judge Craig Parsons denied her request for home detention instead of jail, prosecutors said.
In addition to paying restitution of $3,940, $15,884 and $13,084 to the three victims, Ms. Garcia, 42 and a resident of East Palo Alto, will be subject to five years of supervised probation, counseling, DNA registration, fines totaling $420, and the loss of her Fourth Amendment rights regarding search and seizure by police, prosecutors said.
The judge gave her one day's credit for time already served and ordered her remanded to jail. She had been out of custody on $50,000 bail.
According to the prosecutor's report, she stole a $4,200 diamond ring and gold earrings from a jewelry box in a Belmont residence; two pairs of gold earrings and a pair of blue topaz earrings from a Menlo Park residence; and gold earrings, a gold necklace decorated with diamonds and other jewelry from a resident of Atherton.
Ms. Garcia also admitted to stealing jewelry from five other homes while working as a maid, but prosecutors did not file charges, Mr. Wagstaffe said. The victims were not identified in those cases.
Ms. Garcia sold much of her take to jewelry stores in the area, prosecutors said.