Casino Robbery Victim Indicted For Theft From His Former Diamond Cellar Employer

Posted on 9/24/2013

Defendant: David Hayes

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against David Hayes, age 29, for one count (F-4) Theft. Hayes was employed as a jeweler at the Diamond Cellar Store in Dublin and his job was to repair and size rings. It is alleged that between September 17th to December 10th, 2012 he stole scrap precious metal used to make or repair jewelry from his employer. Over the same time period, Gold Buyers at the Polaris Mall purchased approximately $107,000 worth of precious metals from Hayes. Hayes was found to have purchased $99,000 worth of chips from the Hollywood Casino in the month of December in 2012. Back on October 21, 2012, Hayes was the victim of a robbery after he won $35,800 at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus. Two defendants from that case, Ronald Jones and Ryan Bundy, both pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated burglary with a gun specification and were both sentenced to ten years in prison. With regard to the Diamond Cellar theft, O’Brien said “This was a trusted employee who abused his position and used the money for his own personal gain.” If found guilty on this charge, the defendant faces a potential 18 months incarceration”, O’Brien stated.