Man Sentenced in Golf Course Jewelry Thefts

By: AP Email
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 47-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to two years in prison after authorities say he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry from people at golf courses and pawned off the goods.

Jeffrey Cochran was sentenced Monday, after pleading guilty in July to possession and sale of stolen goods. He must also pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say Cochran would steal expensive jewelry, including Rolex watches, from people at out-of-state golf courses before bringing the merchandise to Las Vegas and selling it.

Authorities say Cochran's thefts happened between September 2010 and March 2012.

The case was investigated by the FBI.

Cochran has been ordered to report to prison on Feb. 25.

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