Property to be returned to Riverdale retailer after pawn shop scheme

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Attorney General’s Office received permission from the courts this week to return some $5,000 in property to one of the retailers following the recent pawn shop scheme.

The return of the merchandise will occur Friday, at noon at the Riverdale Home Depot, at 999 W. Riverdale Road, said a news release from the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

In June of 2018, special agents from the Utah Attorney General’s Office served search warrants on several pawn shops along the Wasatch Front that were suspected of buying large amounts of stolen property, the news release said. Investigators seized an estimated $1.2 million in brand new merchandise, still in the original packaging.

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“Felony charges were filed in November of last year against the managers and principals of Big Dog Pawn and Jewelry of Murray for a continuing pattern of buying and selling property with the knowledge that the merchandise had been stolen from various retail businesses in Utah,” the news release said.

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