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UPDATE: Security company and installer cleared in jewelry theft investigation

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UPDATE: The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office confirms that both the installer and the company, IHC Security Services, have been cleared of any involvement in the theft of the jewelry.

The investigation is still ongoing.

PREVIOUS STORY: A Rossville woman says she is missing tens of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and she believes a security system installer may be the thief. It is a case the Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is working.

She says more than $40,000 worth of jewelry was taken that she says is irreplaceable. She says she had a security system installed in her home earlier this month and just realized this week her jewelry was gone.

"He's took something from me that can't be replaced until he brings it back. And I want my jewelry back."

The Rossville woman did not want to be identified. She says on July 8th 'IHC Security Services' installed a security system in her home. She says one of their trainees had to check wiring in a closet.

"When he seen that jewelry in that bag, it was too tempting for him. Because he seen money," she says.

Eleven pieces of jewelry hidden in the closet, valued at $41,000, disappeared.

"You don't just steal something like that," says the victim.

She says she is confident the installer took the jewelry because no one else has been in her house.

"I know it's not in my house because I have went through everything that could be in this house."

She says all of the pieces are one of a kind.

"That's the one that means the world to me," she says, referencing a drawing of a ring. "Because it's got my wedding rings diamonds in it."

She made sketches for investigators by memory.

"I know every piece by heart. That's the reason I can halfway draw it out. I'm not good at drawing. But at least you can see what I had."

"$41,000 is quite a bit," says Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk

Sheriff Sisk says a detective is on the case.

"We've reached out to that company, identified who was there. And we've scheduled interviews with those people," says Sisk.

The manager who oversaw the installation issued this statement, saying in part: "IHC Security Services, Inc has been in business for over 11 years. We have an A+ rating with the BBB and have never had a complaint or an accusation such as this. We do background checks on all our employees. The installer is meeting with the detective and is anxious to clear his name. We adamantly deny any wrong doing and look forward to clearing our name."

"Yeah, I'll forgive him. But I'm going to tell you something. He's took a big part of my heart," she says.

The manager tells us he is the one who encouraged her to file the report to begin with. The woman wants to emphasize, she does not blame the company as a whole, just the one worker.

Sisk says his office is already checking with local pawn shops. If you have any info that could help them solve the case, you could get a reward.

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