INTERNAL HEIST

Tiffany Exec. Accused of Stealing Jewels

Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, vice president of product development for Tiffany & Co., was arrested in Connecticut on Wednesday morning and accused of stealing and reselling over $1.2 million worth of jewelry. Perhaps the most fascinating part of this story was that after 20 years of working for the ubiquitous high-end jeweler, Lederhaas-Okun had allegedly been pocketing bling for only two years. According to the Manhattan U.S. attorney on the case, Lederhass-Okun is accused of taking 165 pieces, “including numerous diamond bracelets, platinum or gold diamond drop and hoop earrings, platinum diamond rings, and platinum and diamond pendants.” If found guilty, she could face up to 30 years in prison.