A former security officer who pleaded guilty to stealing jewelry from a Neiman Marcus store in Dallas, and selling it on eBay, has been sentenced to two years and three months in a federal prison, officials said.
Manuel Alvarez, of Mesquite, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Richard Roper.
Alvarez pleaded guilty last December to stealing 400 items of jewelry, worth about $400,000, beginning in 2004, Roper said.
According to the news release, Alvarez "admitted that he stole designer jewelry items and other merchandise from Neiman Marcus by taking the items from open stock drawers or by using his key as a loss prevention specialist to access items kept in locked storage in the store."
He subsequently took jewelry to female accomplices who sold the items on Ebay, Roper said.
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-- Bill Miller