Officers in Indianapolis confiscated two shipments containing a total of 460 fake Rolex watches headed to Brooklyn.
Francisco Lopez allegedly stole the money from Julie Vos through thousands of transfers between September 2014 and April 2021.
Officials said the men and two other suspects stole more than $1 million in jewelry from Sam’s Club and JC Penney stores in nine counties.
It’s one of several recent jewelry store distraction thefts, almost all believed to be the work of professionals.
Arasb Shoughi, 60, was beaten during a robbery in his Queens store in late March and died three weeks later.
Artur Gilowski, 48, made more than $1 million selling stolen merchandise online, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Michael Moser served as vice president, U.S. retail at Harry Winston for nearly a decade and also worked at Tiffany.
Marco Jewelers owner Mark Vuono was shot and killed in his store in March 2020.
There have been at least three thefts recently involving jewelry left in a vehicle, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance said.
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The suspects stole more than $1.5 million worth of jewelry from the store, police say, but there were no reports of any injuries.
They stole more than $400,000 in merchandise during the March 2017 robbery.
The company is taking legal action against the man who allegedly posed as its CEO’s son and defrauded women out of millions of dollars.
It’s part of what the Jewelers’ Security Alliance called a “disturbing pattern” in California.
The trail led to a couple in Lawrenceville, Georgia, who were charged with possession and sale of goods bearing a counterfeit trademark.
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He stole or attempted to steal watches worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from jewelers across the NY Metro area.
The suspects have been hitting stores in multiple states, including 23 in California since last May.
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The employee was in charge of jewelry intake and allegedly gave stolen items to her boyfriend to pawn.
Officers found counterfeit jewels and scarves said to be from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Hermès, and more.
The latest happened Nov. 15, when nine suspects smashed up the showcases at a mall jewelry store in Concord, California.