Former Tiffany Executive Sentenced After Conviction for Theft

Woman employed for 22-years is sent to jail for a year after stealing $1 million in jewels.
3:00 | 12/26/13

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I know not of it. Not a bit. First, a former tiffany executive accused of stealing more than $1 million of jewelry. A judge has sentenced her to a year in prison. And john muller has more on this stunning case. Reporter: They called it "operation breakfast at tiffany." But it played out like a real-life version of "the heist." One of tiffany's brightest diamonds, a woman that worked there for 22 years, is headed to prison. I'm crazy about tiffany's. Reporter: Turns out holly golightly isn't the only one. Meet ingrid lederhaas-okun, who made $360,000 a year. But this morning, the high-end executive won't be staring at luxury jewelry. She'll have to settle for iron bars. A judge has sentenced ingrid to a year and a day behind bars after she pled guilty to one count of interstate transportation of stolen property. Court documents reveal she stole more than $1.2 million in jewelry from the company. Seemed she had been hiding the crimes for years. Taking an item here. Making sure that they weren't too expensive. So, they set off alarms. Reporter: Her lawyer says it began in 2005, when ingrid was given permission to use jewelry for work-related events. Showing to manufacturers or g getting estimates on their value. She continued to steal pieces for years. Including diamond, platinum and gold bracelets, earrings and pendants. Prosecutors said she resold the items to an international jewel dealer for a million dollars. She could have faced up to ten years. And the judge shed lenience. She lost her job last february before the thefts even came to light. Besides the one year in prison, she has been ordered to forfeit $2 million. And pay another $2 million in restitution. Josh? She did not get away with

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