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New Jersey Woman Paid for Stolen Item Found in Pawn Shop

Rene Folger of Bayonne, New Jersey has filed a police complaint after she found her stolen iPad for sale in a pawn shop. Folger says BYM Pawnbroker & Antiques wouldn’t let her recover the device until she paid their asking price for it, even though she claims she could prove it was hers and that it was stolen. After taking to Facebook to vent, her plight has garnered national attention and stirred up conversations over whether or not third parties (such as pawn shops) have an obligation to take a loss in theft cases.

Folger’s initial Facebook post read, “24 days ago my home was burglarized. Today I purchased my Stolen Ipad (sic) from this store. Doesn’t it seem cruel that a pawn shop can legally get away with charging the victim!!!!” While Folger has notified the police, officials as well as the owner of BYM say that the shop isn’t in the wrong. However, police hav

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Added: Sep-26-2014 
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