These tough economic times have many looking through their drawers and closets searching for something to sell for a little cash. While most people sell things that they own, local pawn shops are taking steps to make sure what they buy is not stolen.
Some Connecticut pawn shops are turning away customers who are trying to sell if they don’t have ID’s.
State law requires pawn brokers to keep records of everything purchased and the names and addresses of the people who are selling those items, theRecord Journal reports. Also under Connecticut law, police are allowed to seize property as part of criminal investigations, even if the item has already been purchased by a pawn shop.