Brothers Joseph and David Hocking arrested for selling alleged stolen jewels to North Jersey Gold and Silver
FRANKLIN BOROUGH - Two Franklin Borough men are accused of selling stolen goods after they were allegedly caught collecting $100 for jewelry.
Brothers Joseph and David Hocking were arrested during another, related case involving a local jeweler.
Franklin police have been investigating North Jersey Gold and Silver since November for allegedly purchasing potentially stolen jewelry without properly checking for identification.
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Detective Nevin Mattessich says the negligence displayed by the shop owner was definitely not a slip-up. "I have to believe that she has been more than made aware of the laws and the statutes and it's my opinion that she's flagrantly disregarded them and violated the law," Mattessich says.
The owner has since been arrested and charged for her alleged violations.