Local Pawn Shop Cited For Violating Medford Ordinance

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th July NewsAll Star PawnMaureen Fergusonpawn shopsTommy Sorenson
Two employees of All Star Pawn in Medford have been cited for not complying with a city ordinance. Tommy Sorenson of Gold Hill and Maureen Ferguson of Medford- both 64 years of age- reportedly failed to ask for identification from customers during the course of four transactions. Not doing s violates Medford City Ordinance 8.115, which requires second-han stores and pawn dealers to use the city's pawn reporting system to make an electronic report all property such businesses take in. The law also requires the pawnbroker to document the state-issued identification of driver's license of the seller during the transaction. Medford police say they used an informant to conduct the transactions at five local shops. Southern Oregon Pawn, Oregon Cash Company, Medford Pawn and Valley Pawn were found to be in compliance with the ordinance. Sorenson and Ferguson were cited and released. The code violation is classified as a misdemeanor crime.

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