Men Charged With Selling Jewelry Back to Store Where They Stole It

Some people just may not be meant for a life of crime. 

Two Toms River, N.J., men may have broken Rule 101 of the criminal handbook, when they allegedly stole jewelry from a local store and then tried to sell it back to the same business.

According to the website of the Manchester Township police department, on March 13, two local men sold two pieces of sterling silver jewelry to Precious Metal Buyers, a secondhand store. An employee recognized the two items as property that had been previously bought from another company.

A police report was filed, and it was discovered that the two men allegedly took the items from the sales office on a prior visit, the department said.

Both men have been charged with theft by deception. They could not be reached for comment.

JCK News Director