Tiffany Board Charged $1.3 Million For Precious Stone Robbery

A lady who one time worked as a supervisory at jeweler Tiffany & Co was under arrest on Tuesday in relationship with the robbery of more than $1.3 million value of jewelry from her earlier employer, authorities said.

A earlier Tiffany & Co. management was stimulating with robbery ornaments from the corporation and selling it for $1.3 million.

Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, 46, a earlier Tiffany associate president, was under arrest at present at her house in Darien, Connecticut, and charged with cable deceit and thruway shipping of stolen goods, according to a report from the organization of U.S. lawyer Preet Bharara in Manhattan.

Prosecutors declare that from January 2011 to February 2013, Lederhaas-Okun checkered out 165 pieces of ornaments, as well as diamond bracelets and platinum and gold earrings then sell them to a nameless jewelry reseller in Manhattan.

into a scandalous grievance unsealed at present, Elliot McGinnis, a exceptional representative with the central department of research, recognized Lederhaas-Okun as a earlier associate president of product improvement at individual of the world’s premier high-end jewelers” among head office in Manhattan.

Lederhaas-Okun was fired Feb. 13 “as division of an on the whole downsizing” at the corporation, McGinnis said in the scandalous grievance. Linda Buckley, a Tiffany presenter, assumed in an e-mail that “it is accurate that Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun is a earlier Tiffany worker.” She declined to observation on the case.

Lederhaas-Okun will be accessible in Manhattan central court afterward today, according to Bharara’s workplace. The cable fraud charge carries a highest price of 20 years in jail.
  • Tue Jul 02 18:32:18 EDT 2013