A 25-year-old man is facing up to 40 years in prison after Cheyenne police say he stole credit card information from three men and used it to purchase nearly $12,000 worth of jewelry from his employer.

Court documents say on Nov. 6, 2015, Joshua Teitgen used a Laramie man's credit card account to buy a $4,948.61 diamond ring from the Zales store he managed in the Frontier Mall.

Records and statements indicated that Teitgen was the only employee in the store at the time.

A loss prevention investigator for Zales conducted an internal investigation and found that there were two other fraudulent purchases conducted by Teitgen.

The first transaction, which totaled $3,939.98, was conducted on Oct. 28, 2015. The second took place on Nov. 6, 2015, less than an hour after the original reported fraudulent purchase, and totaled $2,967.99.

Teitgen has been charged with three counts of identity theft and one count of theft. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 9 in Laramie County Circuit Court.