A Macy’s employee at the SouthPark mall store stole jewelry over the course of a year worth nearly $93,000, then pawned the items for cash, the store told police this week.
Macy’s reported the theft to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on Sunday, a CMPD incident report shows.
CMPD’s financial crimes unit has a person of interest in the case, spokeswoman Officer Jessica Wallin said. No charges have been filed yet, she said.
A Macy’s official, Melissa Goff, referred comment to CMPD because of the ongoing nature of the investigation.
The incident report detailed 46 pieces of jewelry stolen from the store at 4400 Sharon Road in south Charlotte. The median value of the items stolen was $1,300.
The most expensive item, according to the report, was a diamond engagement ring in 14K white gold worth $7,495.
Other pricey items that were swiped from the store include an aquamarine and diamond ring worth $4,800, a diamond ring valued at $4,600 and a diamond statement ring worth $3,800.
The thief mostly stole rings, although necklaces and earrings also were missing, the police report showed.
The least-expensive item, the police report showed, was a Zirconia ring worth $300.