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Former Jewelry Store Employee Arrested

On the date listed above, a former jewelry store employee, identified as 20-year-old Velvet Vargas,  was arrested for stealing from her employer.

On August 14, 2018, Vargas’s co-worker called San Antonio Police after the store’s manager noticed Vargas was wearing a bracelet that was unaccounted for on store records. Vargas began working at the jewelry store in August 2017. She worked there until August 2018. Authorities determined that Vargas sold stolen jewelry to 17 different pawn shops between December 2017 and July 2018.

Vargas confessed to a detective about the thefts and stated that she wanted “to get this behind her.”