A woman who worked at an Amherst jewelry store has admitted stealing more than $9,600 in jewelry from her employer during a three-month period.
Jocelyn Ramey, 31, a Canadian citizen who lives in Lewiston, pleaded guilty as charged this month in Erie County Court to third-degree grand larceny for taking 14 pieces of jewelry with a retail value of $9,656 from Reeds Jewelers between Nov. 1 and Jan. 11, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.
The thefts were discovered during inventory, prosecutors said, and Reeds hired a private investigator who later presented his findings to the company and eventually the District Attorney’s Office and a grand jury.
Ramey, who had worked at Reeds for less than a year, was fired. She was arrested March 31 on an indictment warrant and has been held on $200,000 bail.
She faces a maximum prison term of 28 months to seven years when she is sentenced June 4 by Judge Michael L. D’Amico.