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Man Who Stole Expensive Jewelry And Sold It To Las Vegas Shops Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

       LAS VEGAS – A man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of expensive jewelry from persons at golf courses and sold it at trade shows, jewelry stores and pawn shops, has been sentenced to two years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $300,895 in restitution, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada.

            Jeffrey Cochran, 47, of Las Vegas, was sentenced on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey. Cochran pleaded guilty in July to two counts of possession and sale of stolen goods. He must self-report to prison by Feb. 25, 2014.    

From about Sept. 15, 2010, to March 10, 2012, Cochran stole expensive jewelry, particularly Tag Heuer and Rolex watches, from individuals at golf courses in other states and transported the goods to Las Vegas for sale at jewelry and pawn stores. Cochran also stole jewelry from individuals at golf courses in Las Vegas and transported the stolen jewelry to other states to sell at trade shows and jewelry and pawn stores.  

            The case was investigated by the FBI and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Special Investigations Section, and was part of a federal and local law enforcement effort to combat organized retail theft.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christina M. Brown.

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