First of all, Darien, CT is 85 out of 100 on the Forbes Llst of "America's Most Expensive Zip Codes" so I find it hard to believe she did it for the money unless something nefarious is going on in the Lederhaas-Okus homestead.
Let me just say, we who work in the jewelry industry, are by far, the most honest people in the workforce. We must be. We are surrounded by diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and pearls every day. We work with some of the most desirable commodities available to the human race, other than drugs (FYI-jewelry are drugs to some women I know). As a result, jewelry associates must be 100% impervious to the "temptations of the bauble". You must think of it as stuff...as if you worked in a garbage dump; or a dung recycling factory. Something hideous. Otherwise you would be stuffing tennis bracelets into your shoes everyday and sweating it out as you exit the co-worker security door.
Perhaps Ms. Lederhosen, the executive, blurred the lines. She may have become a little too comfortable with the casualness of it all and thought those 165 pieces of jewelry she hocked as HER actual stuff.