skip to main content
User icon simplified man
News
the israel diamond industry logo

MICHIGAN: MAN WHO SWAPPED DIAMONDS FOR FAKES GETS PRISON TIME

a 28-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison for swapping real diamonds across the US
diamond jewelry store desk
Credit: Daniel Jedzura / shutterstock.com

Demetrius Eugene Woodson, a 28-year-old man, was sentenced to two years in prison in Michigan for swapping real diamonds for fakes at various jewellery stores in a number of states. According to several news reports, he was also ordered by federal court to pay over $89,000 in restitution. Woodson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit offenses against the US.

 

cubic zirconia diamond immitation
Credit: markomania / shutterstock.com

 

According to the reports, Woodson and a co-defendant operated out of Toledo, Ohio, and swapped real diamonds for cubic zirconia stones in jewellery stores across several states – Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and New Jersey.

 

Jewelry scam
Credit: Ginasanders | Dreamstime.com

 

Woodson and his partner in crime were finally caught while swapping $7,000 worth of diamonds in a jewellery store in Kentwood, Michigan.



Tags: Diamonds News, Jewelry News, Diamond Jewelry News

More News