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Police Say Kay Jewelers Store Manager Swindled $15,000 in Merchandise

She allegedly abused employee discounts and store-closing discounts.

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Police say the former manager of a Kay Jewelers store in Taunton, MA, committed larceny by using an in-store promotion code to get large discounts on jewelry, the Taunton Gazette reports.

Authorities say Samantha Peluso, 34, will be charged with larceny over $1,200. She’s accused of swindling her former employer out of about $15,000.

She allegedly bought 14 pieces of jewelry on Jan. 18 using employee discounts and store-closing discounts. The discounts ranged from 85 percent to 99 percent.

Peluso was fired following the investigation, the newspaper reports.

The store, located in the Silver City Galleria mall, closed a few days later, according to the Gazette.

She allegedly resold some of the jewelry.

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Kay is part of Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG), whose other brands include Jared and Zales.

Read more at the Taunton Gazette

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