Evansville Man Arrested for Stealing nearly $67,000 worth of Diamonds from Local Business

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Sgt. Todd Ringle
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November 15, 2019


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Evansville Man Arrested for Stealing nearly $67,000 worth of Diamonds from Local Business

Vanderburgh County – Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in September after receiving information that diamonds were missing from Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry in Evansville.

Indiana State Police Detectives developed a suspect and obtained a search warrant on September 25 for the residence of Aaron Haire, 27, of Evansville. Haire resides at 306 Indian Trail Drive and was a former employee at Kruckemeyer & Cohn. During the search of his residence, detectives discovered a safe containing loose diamonds, diamond rings, diamond earrings and bracelets. Those items were later identified as property belonging to Kruckemeyer & Cohn and valued at approximately $29,300. Further investigation revealed Haire allegedly sold more than 30 diamonds from Kruckemeyer & Cohn to an out of state online diamond auction company during 2018 and 2019 without their knowledge. According to the online company, the total amount of diamonds auctioned was approximately $37,500. Haire also allegedly used the company’s account without permission to purchase several computers and other electronic devices for his personal use.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office issued a felony warrant for Haire’s arrest on November 14. This morning at approximately 9:00, Indiana State Police arrested Haire at his residence without incident. He is currently being held on bond at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Aaron C. Haire, 27, 306 Indian Trail Drive, Evansville, IN
  1. 27 counts of Theft, Class 6 Felony

Investigating Detectives: Detective Alan Sherretz, Detective Ryan Wilson, Sergeant/Detective Brad Chandler, First Sergeant/Detective Trevor Helmer and Sergeant Ted Clamme



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