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04-29-2009, 10:29 PM
Woman Accused Of Stealing $12M Of Gold

A long-time employee of a major Queens jewelry manufacturer walked off with a staggering $12 million worth of gold over the course of six years, prosecutors said. Teresa Tambunting, 50, of Scarsdale, had been secreting the gold hoard out of the Long Island City vault piece by piece by stashing small items in the lining of her pocketbook, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. "The defendant is accused of establishing a virtual mining operation in Long Island City which siphoned off millions of dollars' worth of the precious metal," he said.