Casino Robbery Victim Charged With Stealing Precious Metals

Central Ohio casino robbery victim is indicted for theft from his jewelry store employer.(Photo: Flickr.com)
Central Ohio casino robbery victim is indicted for theft from his jewelry store employer.(Photo: Flickr.com)

A Central Ohio jeweler who prosecutors say was the victim of a casino robbery last year has been charged with stealing precious metal from the store where he worked.

Franklin County prosecutors allege that last fall David Hayes stole precious metal scraps used to make or repair jewelry from the store in Dublin, in suburban Columbus.

Prosecutors say a company that buys gold purchased $107,000 in precious metals from Hayes, and that Hayes bought $92,000 in chips from Hollywood Casino in Columbus.

A Franklin County jury indicted the 29-year-old Hayes Tuesday on one count of theft. A message was left with his attorney.

Two men have been convicted of robbing Hayes of $35,800 in casino winnings. Hayes has sued the casino, contending he should have been issued a check, not cash.

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