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Three in Palatka charged with pawning items stolen from Walmart

2:23 PM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
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PALATKA, Fla. -- Three people are in custody after allegedly pawning items stolen from Walmart.

Detectives with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into various pawn transactions at North Florida Pawn Network, Speedy Cash and City Gold and Pawn after several new DVD's and Blu-Ray discs were pawned, according to a Facebook post by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Detective Dwayne Foreman said, "We became suspicious due to multiple transactions at the pawn shops and the fact that the DVD's and Blu-Ray DVD's were brand new."

Further investigation revealed the items pawned were allegedly stolen from Walmart, the post states.

Foreman added, "More than $4,500 worth of DVD's and Blu-Ray DVD's were recovered as a result of our investigation."

The three suspects have been identified as 29-year-old Jaclyn James, 22-year-old Damion Hovanski and 23-year-old Joshua Teel. All three are facing charges of retail theft, dealing in stolen property and providing false ownership to a pawn broker.

"The suspects are also facing charges in St. Johns County for similar crimes," according to Foreman.

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