Evansville Man Arrested for Stealing $67,000 Worth of Diamonds from Local Jewelry Store
An Evansville man has been arrested for stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry in Evansville.
According to a press release by the Indiana State Police,
Indiana State Police Detectives developed a suspect and obtained a search warrant on September 25 for the residence of Aaron Haire, 27, of Evansville. Haire resides at 306 Indian Trail Drive and was a former employee at Kruckemeyer & Cohn. During the search of his residence, detectives discovered a safe containing loose diamonds, diamond rings, diamond earrings and bracelets. Those items were later identified as property belonging to Kruckemeyer & Cohn and valued at approximately $29,300. Further investigation revealed Haire allegedly sold more than 30 diamonds from Kruckemeyer & Cohn to an out of state online diamond auction company during 2018 and 2019 without their knowledge. According to the online company, the total amount of diamonds auctioned was approximately $37,500. Haire also allegedly used the company’s account without permission to purchase several computers and other electronic devices for his personal use.
Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office issued a felony warrant for Haire’s arrest on November 14. Haire was arrested earlier this morning (November 15th) and is currently being held on bond at the Vanderburgh County Jail.