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Pawn worker stole, pawned goods at another pawnshop: Police

March 31, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A Chicago man was accused of stealing items from a pawnshop where he worked and then pawning them to another pawnshop to make money, county prosecutors said Monday.

Jeremy Jackson, 27, of the 4800 block of North Winthrop Avenue, was arrested Sunday afternoon at home after police officers identified him as the Royal Pawnshop employee who stole jewelery from the store and sold it to another pawn shop.

Jackson was an employee at the South Clark Street pawnshop when he stole and "re-pawned" approximately $40,000 worth of jewelry, according to the police report, including two Rolex watches and a gold necklace. The owners of the store realized what had happened only after people who pawned the jewelry originally returned to the store to recover their items and realized they were missing, county prosecutors said.

Jackson was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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