Former chef accused in diamond theft

Former chef Damier Cescon is accused of stealing jewelry in Kinsman

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office is asking area pawn shops for their help in recovering a diamond, which they said was stolen by a once popular chef.

Police said Daimer Cescon, 44, who was the chef at D’Vino’s restaurant in Niles, admitted to stealing over $40,000 in jewelry from a couple in Kinsman that he was staying with after the restaurant folded.

The sheriff recovered an $18,000 diamond Cescon sold to a store in Boardman. Cescon told investigators he sold a second diamond worth $12,000 to a different diamond store in Boardman. However, they have not been able to locate it.

Trumbull County Sheriff”s Maj. Tom Stewart said the diamond has a laser serial number engraved in it.

“In other words, if someone was to buy that diamond from a reputable diamond store and they would get it appraised and they would run that thing through NCIC and it is nationally in the computers, they would get hit with receiving stolen property. They could be an innocent victim, which is what could happen,” Stewart said.

Stewart is asking pawn and diamond shops to call him if they recognize Cescon visiting their shops.

Cescon is being held in the Trumbull County Jail and has a hearing Thursday morning in Central District Court.

The U.S. Immigration Department also will be talking to Cescon, who is from Italy, about his visa.

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