Jewelry Scammer to be Sentenced

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 7:52 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 7:52 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - On Friday, the man who scammed loyal customers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry will learn his fate.

Paul Blarr faces up to 50 years in state prison.

In May, Blarr pleaded guilty to ten counts of grand larceny and one count of scheme by defrauding. He confessed to selling counterfeit jewelry, including diamonds, to 89 clients, ripping them off about $630-thousand.

Amherst police arrest Blarr back in March, after saying he sold fake jewels to an undercover officer.

Prosecutors say Blarr starting scamming customer in 1998 and continued through his arrest.