With all due respect, and no hostile or negative attitude throughout
this entire post:
You may have opened up a can of worms by venting here, when not
intending to expose the crime and evidence you witnessed?
If he is not your friend, I don't see why you wouldn't turn him in. I
would warn him even if he were my friend, to stop or he'll be
reported. That kind of bs has got to end. It's one thing if he was
dirt poor and has found the absolute only way to survive, but it
sounds more like he enjoys and takes pride in making fraudulent work,
and a lot of it-- forgeries are one of the many crimes hurting the
jewelry trade, why let it continue?
I think it would be an injustice to yourself not warn him and turn
him in if he continues. How much longer can you bear that information
on your conscience, before coming back to Orchid to vent a little
more about it?
It makes sense to expose him. If it's "not right in your books" and
you don't want "to be a part of his charade," then you have to do it.
If not, you are responsible for allowing the charade to continue, by
withholding that - which in a way harbors his crimes and
you then indirectly remain a part of it.
Sure an easy answer is to simply ignore it, vent about it, or think,
"someone else will find out and turn him in, so I won't be the bad
guy." You are the hero, just call up the company and spill the beans
Just my humble opinion,
Jim Sprague Jr.