Kay Jewelers manager accused of stealing from Tallahassee store

Store manager accused of stealing from Kay Jewelers
Posted at 4:57 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 06:52:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man is accused of stealing from a Kay Jewelers store he managed.

Holloway Samuels, 25, used fraudulent refund and return/exchanges to steal from the Kay Jewelers Store, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Samuels was the store manager of a Kay Jewelers on Dec. 14, 2017, when a "suspicious refund" was made for a diamond enhancer.

The store's loss prevention manager determined that the refund Samuels said he had made to a buyer did not occur, court documents said, and Samuels used the fraudulent transaction to steal $1,519.73.

Samuels also admitted that in October 2017 he conducted another false refund/exchange at the store by returning a three-stone diamond ring for a gold chain, creating a theft of $1,903.71.

Samuels credited the funds from the second theft to a friend's debit card.

He was released from the Leon County Detention on Sunday on a $3,000 bond. He was booked into jail on Friday on two counts of grand theft of $300 or more but less than $5,000.