Ex-Tiffany Executive Charged in $1.3M Jewel Theft
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A former Tiffany & Co. executive was charged with stealing jewelry from the company and selling it for $1.3 million. Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, 46, a former Tiffany vice president, was arrested yesterday at her home in Darien, Conn., and charged with wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property, according to a statement from the office of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan. Prosecutors claim that from January 2011 to February 2013, Lederhaas-Okun checked out 165 pieces of jewelry, including diamond bracelets, platinum and gold earrings, and platinum and diamond pendants, then sold them to an unnamed jewelry reseller in Manhattan.