FAIRFIELD, Conn. - A Norwalk man accused of stealing from the jewelry store in Fairfield where he worked turned himself in to Fairfield police Saturday, police said.
He was charged with taking more than $200,000 in jewelry and cash from Midas Touch Jewelers over two years, police said.
The owners of Midas Touch in Fairfield reported the thefts to police in May, saying that an employee had stolem between $250,000 and $500,000 from the store, police said.
According to the police report, the store owner caught David Blosser, 68, taking $1,100 in cash from the store in late May. The owners then conducted their own internal bookkeeping investigation and found that over the last two years, several jewelry pieces had gone missing, police said.
The store reported that in May a diamond ring worth an estimated $15,000, five diamond bracelets estimated as worth $11,400 and several loose diamonds were missing, police said. Blosser admitted to stealing $200,000 from the store.
Blosser had been working at Midas Touch for two years, police said. Before that he had been working at a jewelry store in Stamford where he was let go after six years for stealing, police said. Blosser had worked for Midas Touch for 25 years before working in Stamford, police said.
Blosser was charged with first-degree larceny and released on $10,000 bond. He is due at Bridgeport Superior Court on Aug. 21.