- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey authorities have issued nearly 10,000 citations to stores that pay cash for gold.

The Division of Consumer Affairs on Thursday announced the results of a crackdown that focused on stores in Camden, Irvington, Newark, Paterson, Trenton and Teaneck.

In all, about 9,800 citations were issued to 71 jewelry stores, pawn shops and other stores including a bail bonds business and a sneaker store.

Officials from the state Office of Weights and Measures say the citations were issued for alleged violations such as failing to use a state-certified scale, not prominently posting prices and failing to properly record transactions.

Newark led the way with 5,436 citations for alleged violations issued to 29 stores. Twenty-one stores in Paterson were hit with 2,459 citations.



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