Webster Sheriff’s Investigators Take Down Buyer For Jewelry Retailer
June 21, 2011—Minden, La.—Monday afternoon Webster Parish Sheriff’s investigators arrested a buyer representing a Monroe-based jewelry retailer for being in possession of items that had recently been stolen from a Webster Parish resident.
Ahmad Zaki Wafa, 27, of Raleigh, North Carolina was charged with Illegal Possession of Stolen Things ($300 to $500), Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile, and No Occupational License (Webster Parish Ordianance #828.)
Detectives Lt. Scott Tucker and Sgt. Tommy Kemp determined during the investigation of the thefts that two juvenile males stole the gold jewelry and watches during two burglaries on Penal Farm Road last week. But when they learned that the stolen items had been sold to Wafa, the investigators turned their attention to him.
According to reports, Wafa worked for Monroe-based jewelry retailer, The Aurum Place, which according to the Better Business Bureau is a “one stop shop for jewelry and accessories which buys gold, silver and all precious metals and gems in all shapes and forms for exchange and competitive rates.” In this case, Wafa purchased the items in the “stolen form”, with the intent of turning them over to his employer for resale.
Wafa turned over the stolen items to Sheriffs officials was said to have been cooperative during the investigation. He was booked at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.