Jail Time for Kansas Jeweler Who Purchased Stolen Jewelry

John Dasher was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, plus a hefty fine

John Dasher, the former owner of the Diamond House jewelry store in Topeka, Kan., will serve jail time for purchasing stolen jewelry.

In June, Dasher pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of transporting stolen goods.

He admitted to purchasing jewelry stolen during home invasions and melting the jewelry to form scrap gold, which he sold to gold wholesalers Pop Gems International, Gold Empire, and Coinex Inc. in Los Angeles.

Dasher was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison plus a forfeiture money judgment of $130,000.