Sunday, January 17, 2010

Three South Side Jewelers Give Up Licenses

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 17, 2010

Milwaukee - Last Thursday, three South Side jewelers facing revocation to sell gems and precious metals voluntarily surrendered their business licenses. Reflections, Cash N Gold and Star Jewelry business owners decided to turned in licenses to the city's Licenses Committee, Alderman Jim Bohl, Chair confirmed. Another, John's Jewelry is facing revocation on Tuesday's Licenses Committee meeting. 
The City of Milwaukee Licenses Committee was moving to revoke the licenses of four jewelers accused of buying jewelry and not asking for identification from sellers or keeping accurate records of buying off the street jewelry as state law and city ordinances require.
A two month police sting from Oct. to mid November found that Reflections Jewelry, 1306 W. Forest Home Ave., Cash N Gold, 1214 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr., Star Jewelry, 1212 W. Lincoln Ave., and John's Jewelry, 1119 W. Historic Mitchell St. were buying jewelry from off street sellers and not filling out proper forms. Police review forms to determine, if jewelry bought was reported stolen.
Police confiscated over 1,200 items worth $75,000 and cited the stores involved with 85 citations totaling over $41,000 in fines.

Related article Internet link, Milwaukee police sting operation nets 1,200 items of stolen jewelry in the South side

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