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Las Vegas man sentenced in golf course jewelry thefts

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 | 2:06 p.m.

A man convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from people at golf courses and then reselling it was sentenced Monday to two years in prison and ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

Jeffrey Cochran, 47, of Las Vegas stole expensive jewelry such as Tag Heur and Rolex watches from people at golf courses in other states and Las Vegas, said Daniel Bogden, U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada.

He then resold the jewelry at pawn shops, jewelry stores and trade shows in Las Vegas, officials said.

Cochran pleaded guilty in July to two counts of possession and sale of stolen goods. In addition to the jail time and restitution, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced him to three years of supervised release.

Cochran must self-report to prison by Feb. 25, Bogden said.

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