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Former Tiffany Exec Charged in Jewelry Theft
2013-07-04
[An Nahar] A former executive of iconic New York jewelry store Tiffany was placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
on Tuesday for stealing more than $1 million worth of valuables which she later resold, federal prosecutors said.

Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, Tiffany's former vice-president of product development, swiped 165 items of jewelry between November 2012 and February 2013, when she left the firm.

In her role as vice-president of product development, Lederhaas-Okun had the authority to take items of Tiffany jewelry off-site to show to potential manufacturers to determine how much they would cost to produce.

The 46-year-old later sold the haul -- which included gold and diamond encrusted bracelets, platinum and gold earrings and gold rings -- to another jeweler for $1.3 million, claiming the property as her own.

Lederhaas-Okun's alleged crimes were unearthed in February after she was fired from the company and officials realized a vast inventory of items was missing.

Lederhaas-Okun denied any wrongdoing after her arrest, claiming the items in question were variously lost, or still in her former office.

However she was implicated by emails which contradicted her version of events and others which indicated she had sold the jewelry, a New York police report revealed on Tuesday.
Posted by:Fred

#5  Time to update Johnny Cash's classic.

Posted by: Shipman   2013-07-04 16:17  

#4  Ed that's why I always wanted to work in an ICBM field.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-07-04 16:10  

#3  Ahh, office supplies. Everybody uses the company copier for their own stuff, take home paper and clips and pens and stuff. What, you mean this doesn't count that way? People at work put it on my desk at some point.
Posted by: ed in texas   2013-07-04 10:41  

#2  A quite well connected Georgetown University and Lake Forest High grad. Probably more to this story as the investigation unfolds.
Posted by: Besoeker   2013-07-04 03:41  

#1  It is time for the Return of the Pink Panther.

Posted by: Au Auric    2013-07-04 00:41  

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