Monday, October 3, 2011

Louisville jewelry store employee charged with theft of $30,000

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Oct 3 2011 -- A man who worked at a Louisville jewelry store for several months is now accused of stealing nearly $30,000 in merchandise.

Police say 28-year-old Derek G. Sines was employed at Gross Diamond Center on Shelbyville Road from December of 2010 to April of 2011. During that time, police say he stole merchandise totaling $28,259.

According to the arrest report, Sines admitted stealing from the store, but told police he took only one item with an estimated value of $2,995. He told police he gave that piece of jewelry to be pawned.

Sines also stated he sometimes stole scrap gold from the store to sell for money. He was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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