JTV employee pleads guilty to theft from channel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A woman who worked for Jewelry Television has pleaded guilty to taking baubles from the Knoxville-based television shopping network. Wanda June Jackson entered into a plea deal that brought her three years of supervised probation and made her forfeit her stock shares in the channel, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel. In her plea on Thursday, the 53-year-old Jackson admitted placing jewelry from JTV’s warehouse in a tub in February 2007. Surveillance video captured images of her taking a tub outside. The loss was valued at $45,000. In court at her sentencing, Jackson claimed a male companion picked up the tub and took it to a smelter from whom she would collect payments. No one else has been charged and the prosecutor says no other JTV employees were involved.