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Former Tiffany & Co. executive gets prison term for jewelry theft
Former Tiffany & Co. executive gets prison term for jewelry theft

A former executive with Tiffany & Co. has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for stealing jewelry worth $2.1 million from her employer and selling it. Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, who worked 25 years at Tiffany and became its vice president of product development and design, pleaded guilty in July to interstate transport of stolen property. She admitted stealing about 165 pieces of jewelry, including diamond bracelets, diamond earrings, platinum diamond rings and platinum and diamond pendants. The thefts, which occurred over several years, were discovered after Lederhaas-Okun was laid off in February. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe imposed the sentence, despite...

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