CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a former employee at a jewelry store chain's headquarters has been charged with embezzlement for allegedly taking jewelry worth more than $200,000.

Yanill Taveras, of Providence, was charged Monday by Cranston police.

Online court records don't list an attorney who could comment on her behalf. A listed phone number for her couldn't be found.

Ross-Simons Jewelers contacted police in January after finding jewelry in an office where it was not supposed to be stored, and discovering 121 pieces worth $222,000 were missing.

Police say the 26-year-old Taveras, a former employee, recently pawned large amounts of jewelry.

Police say detectives retrieved some of the jewelry and Ross-Simons' management identified it.

Taveras was released on $4,500 surety bail. She's due back in court April 25.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.