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Police: Employee Stole From Jewelry Store, Sold to Pawn Shop

Ashley Vietri was charged with theft.

A 21-year-old Ringwood woman is facing charges she stole jewelry from her employer and sold the items at local pawn shops mere steps away, police said Tuesday.

Detective Doug Williams was reviewing pawn receipts from two Ridgewood pawn shops, Pangea Antiques and Ridgewood Coin and Stamp, when something caught his eye, Ridgewood police said.

Those receipts, police claim, revealed a Ringwood woman, identified as 21-year-old Ashley Vietri, had been selling an "unusually high amount of jewelry."

At the time, the owner of Gerson Jewelers reported an estimated $10,000 of jewelry had gone missing, according to Williams. The owner suspected an employee – believed to be Vietri – was responsible for the theft, police said Tuesday.

Some of the jewelry turned up at Ridgewood Coin and Stamp, according to police.

Vietri on Monday was charged with theft and released pending a first appearance in Ridgewood Municipal Court.

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Boyd A. Loving December 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM
So let me get this straight; the alleged thief was reportedly selling jewelry she stole from a store located on East Ridgewood Avenue near Chestnut Street to two (2) other stores in Ridgewood, both located within 100 feet of the reported scene of the crime? How brilliant.
News Man December 12, 2012 at 11:39 AM
We don't even have First Class Criminals in town anymore. The Business District needs a little stimulation now and then.
Michael Rosen December 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Ah, a localvore!
Hilary Jones December 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM
You can't make this stuff up!! Yeah, really brilliant!
SR res December 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Lazy and not at all creative. She deserved to get caught.
Flygrl December 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Whew...your right that is sad.
SusieHomeMaker December 12, 2012 at 04:04 PM
so the coin shop BOUGHT the hot goods??
dougb December 12, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Hahaha just brilliant but yet stupid that she was caught
Raul December 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
A NYPD detective once said on the record: "We don't catch the smart ones".

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