Two 28-year-old men suspected of pawning fake gold jewellery were arrested by the police on May 6.
Fake gold jewellery was also found on one of them.
Since April, the men would allegedly visit pawnshops and pass off the fake jewellery as genuine ones in exchange for cash.
Preliminary investigations showed that the duo are involved in a few cheating cases involving more than $7,000.
Investigations are still ongoing. If found guilty, the men can be jailed up to 10 years and fined.
The police advise pawnshops to be vigilant against such scams and to verify the identities of customers as well as their guarantors before completing each transaction.
This article was published on May 11 in The New Paper.
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