Las Vegas, NV – On April 11, 2023, a former employee of a department store, identified as Carlos Flores-Ochoa, was arrested at his home in Las Vegas, NV.
The arrest took place following a months-long investigation. An arrest report indicated that Flores-Ochoa stole 23 pieces of jewelry worth an estimated $146,000 between October 7th, 2022, and November 4th, 2022. A loss prevention officer reported the crimes. Flores-Ochoa had reportedly confessed to the thefts on November 8, 2022, which is the same day he was fired.
Police were provided with video footage showing Flores-Ochoa disarming security alarms on display cases and placing stolen items in his vest. Flores-Ochoa then allegedly sold the items at a pawn shop.