All that glitters

By Karen Zautyk

If you are one of the many people considering hunting through your jewelry boxes or coin collections for some gold or precious trinkets to sell for a bit of extra money in these tough times, be aware that, in legitimate transactions, there are usually restrictions on such dealings.
And in Kearny the rules just got tighter.
A press release issued by Mayor Alberto Santos and the Town Council last Thursday noted that the governing body has adopted stricter requirements for dealers of secondhand precious metals and jewelry. The purpose: To “enhance the ability of law enforcement to identify and retrieve stolen precious metals and jewelry in a timely manner.”
As Santos explained in the release, “There are a growing number of dealers in this merchandise. The new law is intended to eliminate the money incentive for people to steal and then pawn in Kearny.”

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