HeadlinesJeweler Shot Teen in Head After Robbery, Police Say Authorities say it was a ‘justified shooting.’ Published 11 months agoon December 18, 2018By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet A jewelry store owner in Florida shot a teenage robbery suspect in the head as the youth fled, police say.Michael Dacey, owner of the Treasure Coast Liquidators store in Jensen Beach, will not likely not be charged in the incident, Martin County Sheriff William Snyder said, according to WPEC-TV. (Watch a video about the shooting below.) Jimmy DegrootVideo: Increase Your Jewelry Sales Through Add-Ons HeadlinesVideo: It’s Not My Problem When You Buy a $120 Ring and Your Wife Finds Out It’s ‘Fake’ HeadlinesVideo: Things to Remember When Dealing with ‘Gonna Buy’ Jewelry Customers “In this circumstance, everything lined up to make this a justified shooting,” he was quoted saying.Police say the suspect, 17-year-old Jakeem McMillan, has been hospitalized in grave condition.McMillan allegedly entered the store and tried on some rings. He ran out of the store with $800 of merchandise and got into a Jeep, police say.As the Jeep drove away, Dacey shot at the vehicle, authorities say. The vehicle then struck a truck.AdvertisementIt’s alleged that John Clark, 16, was the getaway driver. He’s accused of grand theft auto and robbery, WPEC reports.If McMillan dies, Clark, as his accomplice, could be charged with murder, police say.Read more at the WPEC-TVRelated Topics:crimeLatest News Toprobbery click to Comment(Comment)Up Next2018 Holiday Season So Far: Not Bad, Just Not TerrificDon't MissJeweler Headed to Jail for Scheme Targeting Military Families Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOWilkerson TestimonialsHaving a Moving Sale? Let Wilkerson Do the Heavy LiftingFor Jim Woodard, owner of Woodard’s Diamonds & Design in Tullahoma, Tenn., when it was time for a moving sale, there was only one company to help with the event: Wilkerson. “They brought in the right team for us,” he says, remarking about the sale’s extraordinary results, including a nearly 500% monthly sales increase compared to the previous year. “I wanted to have the best in the industry. 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Published 1 day agoon November 14, 2019By INSTORE Staff The owner of a business in the downtown Los Angeles jewelry district has been arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit jewelry.Moossa Lari is accused of felony trademark violation, according to a press release from the LA Police Department.Moossa LariInvestigators conducted several undercover buys and surveillance operations and determined that he was “a major distributor of counterfeit jewelry nationwide,” the release states.Search warrants were served at multiple locations in the jewelry district on Nov. 7 by LAPD in collaboration with the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations and Custom Border Protection.Officers seized about $58,000 in cash and over $15 million counterfeit jewelry with Street value of over $1 million, according to the release. Counterfeit jewelry recovered included fake Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Michael Kors, Cartier, Tiffany Co., YSL, Dior, Calvin Klein, Guess, Van Cleef and Bvlgari pieces.The counterfeit jewelry was tested at the scene and did not meet U.S. safety standards, the release states.The standard of acceptable lead and cadmium is 90 parts per million. The seized counterfeit jewelry tested as high as 200,000 parts per million. Continue Reading HeadlinesVideo: It’s Not My Problem When You Buy a $120 Ring and Your Wife Finds Out It’s ‘Fake’ It’s not the jeweler’s fault she got mad. Published 4 days agoon November 11, 2019By Cullen Wulf LIKE ANY JEWELER, Cullen Wulf sometimes runs into customers who aren’t looking to spend much money.Unfortunately, sometimes their expectations are way out of line with what they’re willing to pay.In the video below, Cullen re-enacts a scenario where he encountered just such a customer — a customer whose wife was unhappy with her sterling silver and CZ anniversary gift.The customer felt that Cullen was to blame, and Cullen set the record straight.Take a look. Continue Reading HeadlinesFTC Releases Disclosures Guidance for Social Media Influencers It explains when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers. Published 1 week agoon November 8, 2019By INSTORE Staff Enlisting social media “influencers” has become a popular way to promote a wide range of products, including jewelry.Unfortunately, it’s not always obvious to consumers what is and isn’t an ad. The Federal Trade Commission wants to fix that.The FTC has released a new publication for online influencers that lays out the agency’s rules of the road for when and how influencers must disclose sponsorships to their followers.The new guide, “Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers,” provides influencers with tips from FTC staff about what triggers the need for a disclosure and offers examples of both effective and ineffective disclosures.The guide and accompanying videos underscore that the responsibility to make disclosures about endorsements lies with the influencer. The guide outlines the various ways that an influencer’s relationship with a brand would make disclosures necessary, and it reminds influencers that they cannot assume that followers are aware of their connections to brands.AdvertisementThe guide includes tips for when and how influencers should tell their followers about a relationship. 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