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A woman who stole merchandise from the Amherst jewelry store where she worked was sentenced Wednesday in Erie County Court to six months in jail, followed by five years’ probation.

Jocelyn Ramey, 31, a Canadian citizen who lives in Lewiston, also was ordered to pay $9,885 in restitution in monthly payments over the next two years to Reeds Jewelers for the thefts.

Judge Michael L. D’Amico imposed the sentence on Ramey who had pleaded guilty last month to third-degree grand larceny for taking jewelry from the store between Nov. 1 and Jan. 11.

The thefts were discovered during inventory, prosecutors said, and Reeds hired a private investigator who later presented his findings to the company and eventually the district attorney’s office and a grand jury.

Ramey, who had worked at Reeds for less than a year, was fired. She was arrested March 31 on an indictment warrant.

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