A man allegedly bought two pieces of jewelry at Sartor-Hamman Jewelers on a closed checking account and then pawned it for cash.
Sartor-Hamman reported to police that the jewelry was purchased using a check, which was returned, marked as “Closed account.” The suspect didn’t return calls from the store and was found to have pawned the jewelry at a local pawn shop.
Pawn shops make regular reports to police. They are required to hold property for a certain number of days before they can sell it.
Those rules are in place “for situations like this. A pawn shop is the last place you want to take something if you want to get rid of it cleanly,” said Grand Island Police Capt. Jim Duering.
The case remains open and active.