A 2012 mugshot of Ronald Stewart (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
The Congaree Road location of The Golden Hedge. (Feb. 19, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Greenville County business owner is wanted after deputies and police said he took advantage of customers' trust by closing up his shops and selling some of their items at local pawn shops.
Jonathan Smith, with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said deputies have five active warrants for the arrest of Ronald Stewart II, the owner of The Golden Hedge.
Stewart had two locations, one at 591 Haywood Rd. in the city of Greenville and one at 626 Congaree Rd. in the county, where customers dropped off items to be repaired or sold under consignment, Greenville police said.
Police said customers have not been able to get in touch with Stewart to get their items back and the store has since shut down. According to Smith, Stewart sold some of the victims' belongings at local pawn shops.
Stewart faces charges of breach of trust and obtaining money under false pretense, Smith said.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have been a victim to contact them. Smith said if a victim's belonging is found at a pawn shop, they need to notify law enforcement in order to get it back.
If you have been a victim of the Congaree Road location, you are asked to call 864-371-3600 and victims of the Haywood Road location are asked to call 864-271-4273.
Anyone with information on Stewart's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.
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