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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A Zales employee who worked at the Potomac Mills Mall location is accusedof stealing jewelry, say Prince William County Police.

Police sayPersephone Laportia Foushee is accused of embezzling close to $80,000 worth of jewelry from the Zales after a police investigation that started in April.

Friday,detectives executed a search warrant atFoushee's home in Woodbridge. Police say they found several pieces of jewelry.

Foushee is charged with felony embezzlement and possession of stolen property. She is being held on $10,000 secured bond, say police.

She has a court date scheduled for September 3.