Crime


JSA Warns of Spike in Grab-and-Run Repeat Offenders

January 20, 2021
Four men—three operating together and one alone—who were already wanted for several thefts recently struck again, in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

CA Man Sentenced in $147M Mining, Digital Currency Scam

January 13, 2021
Steven Chen got 10 years in prison for his role in a scheme to solicit money from investors using a fake digital currency backed by gemstones mined from non-existent sites.

Suspects Carry Out 4 Smash-and-Grab Robberies in CA

January 11, 2021
The men perpetrated the crimes in a three-month span, stealing gold jewelry from California stores, JSA said.

NY Jewelry Wholesaler Pleads Guilty to $200M Ponzi Scheme

January 6, 2021
Gregory Altieri solicited millions from investors by promising falsely inflated returns from the purchase and resale of closeout jewelry, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Former Jewelry Wholesalers Charged With Setting Up Home Invasion

January 5, 2021
Police in Bowling Green, Kentucky arrested Jeffery and Patricia Weisman for allegedly planning the July 2020 robbery of their late friend’s home.

JSA Announces 2021 Award Recipients

January 5, 2021
The Jewelers Security Alliance will honor them at a virtual ceremony this month.

Customs Seizes Nearly $10M in Counterfeit Jewelry, Watches

December 21, 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized two shipments of pieces labeled as Cartier, Tiffany, Rolex, Patek Phillippe and more.

Professional Gangs Sent Industry Dollar Losses Soaring in 2019

December 17, 2020
Overall, though, the number of crimes was essentially flat and for the first time in decades, no industry personnel were murdered while on the job.

In the Wake of the Cyberattack on Stuller, 5 Tips on Cybersecurity

December 9, 2020
From password security to tracking-number safety, here are five cybersecurity tips to keep in mind.

JSA Offering Reward in Stabbing Death of CA Jeweler

December 4, 2020
A 62-year-old jeweler with a shop in downtown L.A. was killed inside his store last month.

Arrests Made in Green Vault Jewelry Heist Case

November 25, 2020
Authorities have not recovered any of the 18th century royal jewels that were stolen, but museum officials remain hopeful.

Customs Seizes $21M in Jewelry at Michigan Border

November 24, 2020
The undeclared jewels were headed to a New York auction house.

Ohio Man Arrested for $7M Heist at Wisconsin Jewelry Store

November 17, 2020
James Patrick Quinn allegedly took part in the burglary of Treiber & Straub Jewelers four years ago.

Amazon Files Lawsuit Against Influencers Allegedly Promoting Fakes

November 13, 2020
The retail giant is taking legal action against 13 defendants accused of false advertising and selling counterfeit products from Gucci, Dior, and other luxury brands.

JSA Says There’s Been a Spike in Distraction Thefts

October 27, 2020
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance also offered tips for preventing such thefts in a recent email alert about the uptick.

Member of Gang That Targeted Traveling Salespeople in Texas Sentenced

October 14, 2020
Robert Riveros got 22 years behind bars after pleading guilty to robbery and weapons charges.

Tips for Burglary Prevention as Professionals ‘Return to Work’

October 2, 2020
JSA says there’s been an uptick in burglaries by skilled criminals after a period of dormancy due to COVID-19.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

September 18, 2020
National Jeweler’s popular “5 Things to Know” series featured a deep dive on red beryl and a music icon’s crown earned top dollar at auction.

Michigan Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

September 16, 2020
Joseph DuMouchelle admitted to his role in a multi-million-dollar diamond fraud case.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

September 11, 2020
Why LVMH called off its acquisition of Tiffany, which storied retailer will shutter all its locations and where precious metals prices are headed this year.
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