GREENSBORO, N.C. — A former Gibsonville police officer was arrested after he allegedly stole jewelry while working security at Schiffman’s Jewelers in Greensboro.
According to arrest warrants, Daniel Wayne Emery, 43, was working for Phoenix Special Police and working security at the jeweler in Greensboro.
He allegedly stole six pieces of jewelry, including two John Hardy sapphire bracelets, another bracelet, two pairs of earrings and a diamond ring.
An Alamance County pawnshop paid Emery $500 for some of the items.
Wayne was charged Monday with obtaining property by false pretenses and six counts of larceny by servants and other employees. He was held in Alamance County Jail under a $4,000 secured bond.
Emery worked for the Gibsonville Police Department from Sept. 2, 2005, until he resigned about 10 years later on March 18, 2015. He returned to the force on May 2, 2016, but was fired less than a year later on Jan. 17, 2017.
Schiffman’s Jewelers released this statement:
“We were made aware of the arrest of Daniel Wayne Emery by Phoenix Special Police earlier this week and consider this a case for the criminal justice system. At Schiffman’s, taking care of our customers and their most precious belongings is our #1 priority and we want to reassure them and the rest of Greensboro that at no time was any of their personal merchandise mishandled.”