Deputies: Pawn shop bought $10K of stolen good with tags still on
Robert Hylemon (Source: Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
HENDERSONVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -
As part of ongoing efforts to ensure that items sold at local pawn shops are not stolen, deputies said they discovered a Henderson County store owner selling products stolen from other stores.
Henderson County deputies executed a search warrant at the Daily Dollar Pawn shop on Heritage Park Drive in Fletcher on Thursday and said they found more than $10,000 worth of stolen merchandise for sale.
Between Nov. 5, 2013 and Jan. 18, 2014, someone from the Asheville area stole approximately $10,076 worth of products from Diamond Brand Outdoors in Fletcher then sold the items to Daily Dollar Pawn, according to deputies.
The store paid $1,783.30 for the items - that still had the price tags and business name on them, deputies said.
The items were then photographed and posted on Ebay, with the tags and store name in the photos, deputies said. They said in addition to the items stolen from the outdoors store, investigators found power tools that had been reported stolen from local home improvement centers.
The store's owner, 33-year-old Robert Hylemon, turned himself in on seven counts of possession of stolen goods.
Deputies said they are continuing to investigate the store and who stole the items that were pawned. Some of the items were recovered before they were sold.
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