Cops: Former Employee Stole $150K In Rolexes From New Canaan Jeweler

NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 30-year-old former employee of Manfredi Jewels stole $150,000 worth of Rolexes from the New Canaan store and sold them on eBay, police told 

Pierce Shortell
Pierce Shortell Photo Credit: Patch screenshot

Pierce Shortell, of Wallingford was arrested Friday, charged with first-degree larceny and held on $150,000 bond, said.

The thefts were uncovered when discrepancies appeared in May that showed inventory and sales reports did not match, New Canaan police told Patch. 

An investigation found that the discrepancies began just after Shortell was hired in 2016 and continued until he resigned this June, Patch said. 

FedEx records showed that Shortell made many shipments to an Ohio address where Rolexes were being sold on eBay, Patch said. 

The police investigation is continuing. 

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